Construction employers added 45,000 jobs in April, helping to fuel U.S. employment growth and push the country’s unemployment to its lowest level since May 2008. April was the best month for construction employment since January 2014.
Additionally, construction industry unemployment fell to 7.5 percent in April—a 2 percent improvement from March. The drop in the construction unemployment rate outpaced the national decline. Across all industries, unemployment fell to 5.4 percent in April from 5.5 percent in March, and employers added 223,000 jobs