AGC: Drop in Construction Unemployment

September 20, 2012

The latest unemployment data from AGC shows that the jobless rate for construction workers declined 11.3 percent in August from 13.5 percent for the same month last year.

However, the group says in the New Mexico Business Weekly that the industry's unemployment figures are a reflection of former workers "leaving the industry, either for other jobs, school, retirement, or dropping out of the workforce."

Source: AGC