Most US states add construction jobs in April

Monday, 20 May 2019 21:37:00 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

Forty-three US states added construction jobs between April 2018 and April 2019, while construction employment increased in 32 states and the District of Columbia from March to April, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.

Texas added the most construction jobs over the year (32,500 jobs, 4.4 percent), while West Virginia added the highest percentage of construction jobs over 12 months (33.7 percent, 12,200 jobs).

Seven states and the District of Columbia shed construction jobs over the latest 12 months. The largest job loss took place in Louisiana (-8,400 jobs, -5.5 percent), while Vermont had the steepest percentage decline in construction jobs over the 12-month span (-7.2 percent, -1,100 jobs).

Illinois added the most construction jobs between March and April (7,500 jobs, 3.3 percent), while Iowa added the highest percentage of construction jobs for the month (2.4 percent, 2,600 jobs).

Construction employment decreased from March to April in 15 states and was unchanged in Alaska, South Dakota and Vermont. Wisconsin lost the most construction jobs for the month (-2,400 jobs, -1.9 percent), while West Virginia (-2,100 jobs, -4.2 percent) had the steepest percentage losses of construction jobs between March and April.

 


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