Blog Post | Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, Infrastructure Jobs Blog Series

As hiring picks up, infrastructure plays a lead role

March 24, 2015, Joseph Kane and Robert Puentes

Over the last year, employers have added jobs at rates not seen since the 1990s, filling an average of 266,000 positions per month and causing unemployment to fall to its lowest level since 2008. While concerns persist about stagnant wages and workforce participation, there may be good news that, among the sectors powering this job growth—including advanced industries—several infrastructure-related industries are hiring at the most rapid clip.

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