Construction Employment Increases in 306 of 358 Metro Areas From January 2022 to 2023; Contractors Expect Rise in Nonresidential Work

Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas and Janesville-Beloit, Wisc. Have Largest 12-Month Gains, While Monroe, Mich., Lake Charles, La., and Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. Experience Worst Year-over-Year Declines

Construction employment increased in 306 of 358 metro areas between January 2022 and January 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials urged officials in Washington to ease hiring of foreign-born workers to accommodate expected growth in infrastructure, manufacturing, and renewable energy-related projects.

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