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More Construction Workers File for Unemployment

February 13, 2005 (11:00 pm EST)
Filed under: General Contracting by News Staff

Claims Up Around Country

This week the U.S. Department of Labor reported a net loss of 1,474 jobs based on Unemployment Insurance claims by Massachusetts workers. The state attributed the layoffs to loss of employment in the construction and transportation industries.

Of the (6) states reporting an increase in claims by more than 1000 workers, Massachusetts suffered one of the lowest losses. Also losing job were; Texas (1,251), California (2,265), New Your (2,740), and Louisiana (3,132). The highest increase in unemployment claims

was North Carolina reporting 4,122 layoffs, attributing the losees to the construction, transportation, and warehousing industries.



Related Link: <http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm>

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