Construction Employment Increases In 259 Of 358 Metro Areas From March 2022 To March 2023 As Manufacturing Projects Drive Demand


Construction employment increased in 259, or 72 percent, of 358 metro areas between March 2022 and March 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials said expanding manufacturing construction was helping drive demand for new workers in many parts of the country.

“The growth in manufacturing construction is helping offset softening demand for housing and other types of projects,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer referring to new construction spending data the association released earlier this week. “The manufacturing boom is one of the key reasons construction firms in many parts of the country continue to hire new workers.”

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