Construction Jobs Continue to Climb

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on October 25, 2018 0 Comments

The U.S has added 315,000 construction sector jobs over the past 12 months, a 4.5% increase compared to September 2017. Florida had the highest annual growth in the construction sector at 14.8%, which includes both residential and non-residential construction. Georgia (12.2%) and Arizona (10.8%) round out the top three.

NAHB economist Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington observed in an Eye on Housing blog post that across the 44 states that reported construction sector jobs data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 26 states had an increase in September, 14 states reported a decline, and four states remained unchanged compared to August.

Between August and September 2018, Kentucky had the largest increase in construction job growth with 2.3%, while the largest decline was in Kansas where total construction employment fell by 2.3%. Overall the construction sector posted a net gain of 23,000 jobs which is 0.3 percentage points higher than in August.

 

construction employment mapRead more in this Eye on Housing post.

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