As an industry, engineering and construction have traditionally been areas of high employment. The trend for decreasing unemployment continued through to December 2018 across all sectors, including engineering and construction. As 2019 begins, Reflik perceives an increase of 6,000 job openings in January 2019 alone, up from 157,000 in December to around 163,000 this month. It could be a great year. The unemployment rate for this sector is steady at 1.3% for engineering, and at 3.6% for construction. Management roles in construction are currently low at 0.4%. This is mostly good news, but there are some talent acquisition issues that will need addressing as we go through the year.