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Construction in Uruguay generates 52,000 jobs and hits 6-year record

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The construction industry has proved to be one of the most thriving sectors of the Uruguayan economy this year and this has translated into higher employment levels. According to BPS data, in September there were 51,812 directly employed construction workers, almost 6,000 more than the 46,000 jobs in April, and a record since November 2015.

An important aspect of this increased dynamism in employment is directly linked to UPM's industrial megaproject in Paso de los Toros - in full occupation peak - and also of the Central Railway.

Chamber of Construction chairman Diego O . . .

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