Construction Employment Declines in 28 States, D.C.

May 21, 2012

Construction employment remained inconsistent in April as only 19 states added jobs, while 28 states and the District of Columbia had declines, according to an analysis by AGC of Labor Department data.

The year-over-year figures showed a similar but slightly better pattern, association officials added, as 22 states and Washington, D.C., posted construction employment increases between April 2011 and 2012, while 27 lost jobs, and employment was unchanged in Rhode Island.

Source: AGC