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VOL. 42 | NO. 5 | Friday, February 2, 2018

Where Americans found jobs: Construction and health care

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction companies posted a stellar month of hiring in January, fueled by demand for homes and renovations. The sector added 36,000 jobs as residential builders and contractors ramped up business. Over the past year, construction companies have been among the strongest sectors for job growth.

Education and health accounted for 38,000 added jobs last month, while restaurants, bars and hotels added more than 35,000.

The only major sector that lost jobs in January was information, which includes publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications. It shed 6,000 positions, the sector's third month in negative territory.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0