Forty-Four States and the District of Columbia Add Construction Jobs in 2015 While 39 States and D.C. Add Jobs Between November and December Amid Strong Demand for Construction in Most States

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs in 2015 while construction employment increased in 39 states and D.C. between November and December amid strong demand for construction in most states, according to analysis of Labor Department data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials said that many of the states experiencing construction declines appear to be energy producing states.

“Construction employment expanded in most parts of the country last year as demand for new projects rebounded,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer for the association. “The question now is whether declining energy prices will impact construction employment in a larger part of the country this year.”

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