Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Motley Fool

Market Foolery Featured Podcasts

  • MarketFoolery 10.01.2014
    Motley Fool Funds analyst Bill Barker breaks down the business of DreamWorks Animation and Disney’s ability to monetize film-based products.  Plus we analyze the FCC’s decision to eliminate the “blackout rule”, the potential for a sports programming bubble, and why our fantasy football team needs a new name.
  • MarketFoolery: 09.30.2014
    On today’s show the guys discuss eBay’s breakup with PayPal, Mark Fields’ tough week at Ford, and what the future holds for GoPro.
  • MarketFoolery: 09.29.2014
    DreamWorks Animation soars on reports it’s about to be bought by SoftBank.  Starboard Value makes a public push for Yahoo to buy AOL.  We analyze those stories and dip into the Fool Mailbag.
Capital Business
Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Construction employment in the District is at highest level in 22 years

Employment levels for construction workers in the District reached a 22-year high in August, according to a report released Thursday by the Associated General Contractors of America.

14,300 people were employed in construction jobs in Washington that month, a 14 percent increase from the same month last year.

Just four metropolitan areas across the nation exceeded the District’s growth in construction jobs in the one-year period between August 2011 and August 2012.

Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General  Contractors of America, said that the uptick may in part be explained by growth in the city’s population, which he said has helped fuel a boom in multifamily home construction. He also said growing private sector demand for new buildings played a role in creating these jobs.

Despite these positive signs in the District, Simonson said that the construction industry continues to struggle in other regions of the country. The national unemployment rate for these workers was11.3 percent, far higher than the 8.1 percent unemployment rate for all U.S. workers.

By  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/27/2012

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company