Construction Employment Increased in 45 States Year-Over-Year in February

Construction employment, which hit record levels overall in February, rose in 45 states year-over-year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

From January to February, 24 states recorded construction employment grains and 20 showed declines while six remained unchanged.

“Unfavorable weather may have held back construction in many states last month compared to January,” AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson said in a statement. “But construction employment continued to expand almost everywhere in February compared to a year ago, despite a slump in homebuilding.” 

Year-over-year, the biggest construction employment gains were recorded in Texas (37,900), New York (20,400) and Florida (19,700). The biggest declines over the year were in West Virginia (2,200), Colorado (1,500) and South Dakota (1,200).

The full AGC report can be found here.

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