Construction Employment Increases In 35 States Between December 2022 & December 2023, While 32 States Add Construction Jobs Last Month


Construction employment increased in 35 states in December from a year earlier, while 32 states added construction jobs between November and December, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials said the employment gains reflected strong demand for construction but noted that tight labor markets are preventing firms from adding even more workers.

“Construction demand remains strong in many parts of the country, especially for infrastructure, manufacturing and data center projects,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “But a paucity of qualified workers is holding back further employment gains and impacting project schedules and budgets.” 

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