Arizona lost more construction jobs than any other state in the U.S. last year, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Arizona lost 4,300 construction jobs from December 2013 to December 2014, the report said. Mississippi had the second-highest number of job losses – 4,000 – during the same time period. Arizona was the only western state to lose construction jobs in 2014. California added 26,000 jobs and Texas added 47,500 jobs, according to the AGC.