U.S. Construction Unemployment Rate Reaches a January Record Low

The United States' not-seasonally-adjusted construction unemployment rate was a January record-low 8.5 percent.

Unusually mild weather throughout much of the United States during the first part of the month is believed to have helped to temper the normal rise in the nation’s not-seasonally-adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate in January, which was a January record-low 8.5 percent.

As a result of the relatively good weather and continued improvement in the economy and the construction industry, NSA construction unemployment rates for the country overall and 43 states were lower in January 2016 than in January 2015.

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