Construction Employment Increases In 39 States From April 2023 To April 2024, While 29 States Add Jobs Between March And April


Construction employment increased in 39 states in April from a year earlier, while 29 states added construction jobs between March and April, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials cautioned that new tariffs on construction materials and unworkable rules for certifying the origin of materials could slow projects and hiring in many states.  

“Demand for construction workers remains positive in a majority of states but there are risks to further gains,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Steeper tariffs and tighter restrictions on sourcing materials may lead to project cancellations and delays, imperiling job increases.”

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