Construction unemployment rates for the country and 37 states were lower in November 2015, with an increase of 215,000 construction jobs, and a not-seasonally adjusted increase of 267,000 jobs, year on year from November 2014.

According to economist Bernard M. Markstein of Associated Builders & Contractors, NSA unemployment rates tend to have a seasonal pattern. The November national NSA construction unemployment rate typically increases from October. Markstein notes:

One indication that the construction industry has been, and continues to be, on the mend is that the year-over-year change in the national NSA construction unemployment rate has fallen every month for over five years—starting in October 2010.

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