Construction Employment Rose in 35 States in 2023

Washington, DC, January 30, 2024-Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 2023 in 35 states, fell in 14 states and the District of Columbia, and held steady in Missouri, according to AGC’s analysis of data Bureau of Labor Statistic. 

Texas added the most construction jobs (32,800 or 4.2%), followed by California 25,900, 2.8%). South Dakota had largest percentage gain (21%, 7,700 jobs), followed by Arkansas (13%, 7,600). New York lost the most jobs (-15,900, -3.9%), followed by Colorado (-4,400, -2.4%). New York also had the largest percentage loss, followed by Hawaii (-3.6%, -1,400 jobs). Construction employment rose from November to December in 32 states, fell in 15 states and D.C., and was flat in Alaska, Indiana, and Wyoming. New Jersey added the most jobs over the month (3,800, 2.4%), followed by Pennsylvania (3,700, 1.4%). South Dakota had the largest monthly percentage gain (4.1%, 1,200 jobs), followed by West Virginia (3.1%, 1,000). Ohio lost the most construction jobs in December (-4,100, -1.7%), followed by New York (-3,500, -0.9%). The largest percentage loss occurred in D.C. (-1.9%, -300), followed by Kentucky (-1.8%, -1,700). 



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