Construction Employment Increases in 245 out of 358 Metro Areas Between May 2016 and 2017 Even as Many Firms Struggle to Find Qualified Workers
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Lake Charles, La. Have Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Danville, Ill. Experience Biggest Declines for the Year
Construction employment increased in 245 out of 358 metro areas between May 2016 and May 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 54, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released in June by AGC of America. Association officials noted that construction employment gains in many parts of the country are occurring even as most firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire.