Construction Employment Increases In 30 States And D.C. Between November And December, While 40 States Add Jobs Since December 2021


Construction employment climbed in 30 states and the District of Columbia from November to December and 42 states added construction jobs during the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials said demand for many types of commercial construction projects remain strong and that firms would likely have added more people if they could find workers.

“Construction employment growth was less widespread in December than in some recent months as homebuilding slowed,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “But most nonresidential contractors continue to report strong demand and that they would like to add more workers than are available.”

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