AGC of America: Construction Employment Increases in 220 out of 339 Metro Areas Between April 2013 & 2014

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In its May 27 Press Release, The Associated General Contractors of America reported that “[c]onstruction employment expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 70 and was stagnant in 49 between April 2013 and April 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data” it released today. It highlights both construction job gains and losses.

Construction Job Gains (Apr. 2013 — Apr. 2014)

  • El Centro, CA — added 800 jobs (42% increase)
  • Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV — added 600 jobs (35% increase)
  • Pascagoula, MS — added 1,500 jobs (27% increase)
  • Springfield, IL — added 1,000 jobs (27 % increase)
  • Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA — added 8,500 jobs (11% increase)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA — added11,100 jobs (10% increase)
  • Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX — added 9,500 jobs (9% increase)
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA — added 8,100 jobs (9% increase)

Construction Job Losses (Apr. 2013 — Apr. 2014)

  • Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ — lost 900 jobs (18% decrease)
  • Gary, IN — lost 2,900 jobs (15% decrease)
  • Danville, IL — lost 100 jobs (13% decrease)
  • Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ — lost 300 jobs (13% decrease)
  • Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD — lost 3,700 jobs (11% decrease)
  • Newark-Union, NJ — lost 1,600 jobs (5% decrease)
  • Bergen-Hudson-Passaic, NJ — lost 1,300 jobs (5% decrease)

Additional Resources: AGC of America, State List of Construction Employment by Metropolitan Area or Division, April 2013-April 2014 and Rankings of Metropolitan Areas by Percentage Change in Construction Employment, April 2013-April 2014; Sacramento Business Journal, Construction jobs pick up in Sacramento, lagging other parts of state (May 28, 2014)

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