Construction Employment Down in 156 Metro Areas

December 7, 2012

Construction employment declined in 156 out of 337 metropolitan areas between October 2011 and October 2012, increased in 127 and was stagnant in 54, according to an analysis of federal employment data by AGC.

“These figures show how spotty the construction recovery has been—even within a single state,” said Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist. “If taxes jump and federal construction spending is slashed next month, even more metros will have construction job losses.”