Construction Employment Rises In 40 States & D.C. From October 2022 To October 2023, While 22 States Increased Headcount Last Month


Construction employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia in October from a year earlier, while 22 states added construction jobs from September to October, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials said more states would likely have added construction jobs if the pool of available, qualified workers were larger.

“The number of states with construction job gains has been tapering off in recent months,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “But contractors still report strong demand for workers, suggesting that the slowdown in hiring is due to a lack of qualified workers, not a weakened demand for projects.”

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