Construction Employment Increases In 226 Of 358 Metro Areas Between October 2022 & 2023 As Labor Shortages Keep Firms From Hiring More


Construction employment increased in 226, or 63 percent, of 358 metro areas between October 2022 and October 2023, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials noted that tight labor market conditions kept construction employment from increasing in even more metro areas.

“Construction employment keeps growing in a solid majority of metro areas but many more would be in the plus-column if contractors could find qualified workers,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “With construction unemployment hovering around 4 percent, it’s clear there aren’t enough jobseekers available to fill all the openings.”

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