Construction employment increased in 42 states from 2022 to 2023 in April, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
From March to April, 24 states added construction jobs.
"Contractors continue to report strong demand for projects and have added employees in all but a handful of states over the past year," stated Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist. "The fact that employment dipped in April in half the states may reflect an inability to find qualified workers at a time of record-low construction unemployment, not a slowdown in demand."
Month-over-month, construction employment declined in 26 states in April, with the biggest drops recorded in Texas, New York and Kentucky.
The full AGC report can be found here.