Originally posted on January 14, 2011 by Ryan
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on December 22, 2010, that mass layoffs in the construction industry continued to increase since September. 26,767 construction workers filed initial unemployment claims in November after construction firms initiated 325 mass layoffs that month.
The highest specialty groups affected were highway, street and bridge construction. Workers in these categories filed 12,964 initial unemployment claims in November, up from 2,564 in October.
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