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Construction jobs added in 40 states during the past 12 months

Forty states added construction jobs during the past 12 months, and 39 states added construction jobs from October 2017 to November 2017, according to www.agc.org.

"There were robust construction gains in most parts of the country as the economy continues to expand," says Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). "Demand should continue to grow as newly enacted tax cuts and regulatory reforms stimulate even more widespread economic growth."

California added the most construction jobs—48,400—between November 2016 and November 2017. Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas also added a large number of construction jobs. Additionally, Nevada added the highest percentage of new construction jobs during the past year, followed by Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Oregon and Florida.

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs from October 2017 to November 2017, with Texas adding the most construction jobs—8,200—followed by Florida, New York, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Alaska also added the highest percentage of construction jobs for the month, followed by Indiana, Nebraska, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

Ten states lost construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017. Missouri lost the highest number of construction jobs—6,500—followed by Iowa, North Carolina and North Dakota. Construction employment fell in 11 states from October 2017 to November 2017, and Maryland lost more construction jobs than any other state—1,900.

"This is one of the best business climates many firms have experienced in over a decade," Sandherr says. "While Washington needs to address infrastructure funding, workforce shortages and multi-employer retirement reforms, 2018 looks to be a strong year for the industry."


1/3/2018




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