Construction Employment Rises In 39 States Between February 2023 And Last Month, While 31 States Add Employees From January To February


Construction employment increased in 39 states in February from a year earlier, while 31 states added construction jobs from January to February, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials said the employment figures were likely impacted by unusual winter weather conditions in many parts of the country and the fact many contractors continue to struggle to find enough qualified workers to hire.

“Exceptional winter weather can make comparisons tricky in many states, but it is clear that there is still growing demand for construction workers in much of the country,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Most contractors are more concerned about filling jobs than a downturn in activity.”

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