Reality Check: No Sign of a Construction Labor Shortage

Several recent media reports on tight labor markets may have been entirely wrong. New numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that the construction labor market is not as tight as these news outlets might want us to believe. According to

The Associated Press

Walmart to Create 10,000 Retail Jobs, 24,000 Construction Jobs

Walmart announced Tuesday it would be creating 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, a number that’s on par with the amount of jobs the store has created in previous years, as President-elect Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to create more jobs in the U.S.


UK Construction Industry Shrugs Off Post-Brexit Vote Slump

(Reuters) – Britain’s construction industry unexpectedly returned to growth in September, according to a survey that will add to doubts whether the Bank of England will ready more stimulus to offset the hit of June’s Brexit vote. The Markit/CIPS UK


Knife Found on O.J. Simpson’s Former Estate Turned in

Twenty-two years after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman precipitated the most famous trial of the century, the LAPD is testing a knife that was found years ago but was kept by an LAPD cop in his home until this January.

The Associated Press

California Jobs Growing 50% Faster than U.S.

California employers added 41,200 new jobs in the month of October, as the Golden State’s employment production continues at a 50 percent higher pace than the nation as a whole.

California construction job (Greg Younger / Flickr / CC)