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This week's news word is about an important industry.
Where there are cranes and projects like this one in Washington's Waterfront district, there are jobs. Ken Simonsons says construction employment is growing nearly twice as fast as the rest of the economy. But the industry is at risk of stalling because there aren't a lot of construction workers with skills available to be hired now.
Construction is the process of building something, like a house, bridge or road. If someone does this for a living, they are said to be "in construction." If something is being build, it is said to be "under construction."
Construction指建造某物（如房子、桥梁或道路）的过程。如果某人以这个为生，就用“in construction”来形容；如果某物正在建设中，就说它“under construction”。