Construction Jobs Increase in 40 States Between November 2016 and November 2017; 39 States Added Jobs Between October and November

Forty states added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, while 39 states added construction jobs between October and November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that firms in most states are adding jobs amid expectations that demand will continue to grow thanks to new tax cuts and regulatory reforms.

“There were robust construction gains in most parts of the country as the economy continues to expand,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer for the association.  “Demand should continue to grow as newly enacted tax cuts and regulatory reforms stimulate even more widespread economic growth.”

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