Construction Jobs Continue to Pile Up in 2014

There has been more favorable news published in relation to the construction and contracting industries. According to a Reuters story posted earlier this week, construction jobs continue to grow. Some highlights include:
  • The construction sector added 32,000 jobs in April, the fourth straight month of gains. These advancements were part of a surprisingly optimistic jobs report that saw an unemployment rate drop from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent. In total, United States employers added a total of 288,000 jobs in April, which was much more than expected.
  • The construction industry was hit hard by the Great Recession. Roughly 25% of total jobs lost during that time were in the construction industry.
  • Back in April 2006, there were over 7.7 million construction jobs. By April 2011, the number was under 5.4 million. Now it is back up to 6 million, still a long way below the pre-recession boom, but indicative of an upward trend
With a large bulk of our customers coming from the construction industry, these numbers and this report is also welcomed news at Blades Direct. We look forward to a busy 2014 summer. If you are in need of diamond blade tools, saws, mixers, cut-off saws, blades, chemicals, or other construction-related products, be sure to browse through our site to see if we can be of assistance. In addition, if you don't see the product you want in our online inventory, call us toll free at 1-855-225-2337.