Only 23 States Added Construction Jobs in Last Year

October 29, 2012

Only 23 states saw the construction workforce increase between September 2011 and September 2012, led by Texas, which added 32,800 construction jobs, according to an analysis of employment data by AGC.

"A lot of businesses are wary of investing in new construction activity when they don’t know where the economy is heading, or even what tax rates they will have to pay next year," said Stephen Sandherr, CEO of AGC, in the San Antonio Business Journal. "Economies don’t thrive amid uncertainty and inaction."

Source: AGC