Construction employment increased in 37 states from November to December, the Associated General Contractors of America reports. However, employment remains below pre-pandemic levels in two thirds of states.

“While most states recorded construction employment gains in December, the pickup is likely to be temporary for many,” stated Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist. “Participants in our association’s recent Hiring and Business Outlook Survey expect the dollar volume of most project types available to bid on to decline in 2021.”

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, only 15 states have increased construction jobs from February to December 2020.

The full AGC report can be found here.