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News Release

US Labor Department conducting wage survey of building and heavy construction industries in New Hampshire

Participation urged to help ensure accurate reflection of state wage rates

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division is conducting a statewide building and heavy construction survey in New Hampshire to collect data on wages paid to workers on all active building and heavy construction projects in New Hampshire between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015. This survey is not limited to federally funded construction projects. The information provided will help establish prevailing wage rates, as required under the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts.

"Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates should reflect the actual wages and fringe benefits paid to construction workers in the county where the work takes place. This can only happen with full participation by the New Hampshire construction industry community," said Mark Watson, the division's regional administrator for the Northeast. "Participation by contractors and interested parties is crucial. Low response can lead to wage rates that do not reflect wages and incomplete wage determinations, which leads to an increase in requests for additional classifications."

Notification letters and data collection forms (WD-10s) are being sent to interested parties and contractors known to the Wage and Hour Division. Data must be postmarked by Feb. 5, 2016, to be included. To complete the survey electronically, visit

You do not need a letter to answer the survey. If you would like to participate, or have questions regarding the survey process and forms, contact Ellen Hill at 267-687-4031.

Wage and Hour Division
October 23, 2015
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Media Contact: Ted Fitzgerald