Construction Employment Increases In 39 States From May 2023 To May 2024, While 26 States Add Jobs Between April And May


Construction employment increased in 39 states in May from a year earlier, while 26 states added construction jobs between April and May, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Association officials noted that construction labor shortages remain acute even as demand for construction remains varied by project type.  

“Although some project types are slowing, there is unrelenting competition for workers for data centers, manufacturing plants, power and infrastructure projects in much of the country,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “The industry’s 'war for talent' is driving up labor-related costs faster than in other industries.”

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