September Jobless Rate Is Up But Is Below 2011, 2010 Levels The jobless rate rose to 12% in September from 11% in August. But it was the second-lowest monthly rate of 2012 and below the same-month rates last year and in 2010 (see chart). The figure marked the 24th-straight month of lower year-over-year industry unemployment. However, over the past six years, the industry still has shed 2.2 million jobs, a 29% drop.Bechtel, Babcock & Wilcox Face DOE Site Performance Issues As design issues continue to dog its work on a $12.3-billion nuclear-waste processing plant at the U.S. Energy Dept.'s Hanford
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.