Best and Worst Metropolitan Areas for Construction Hiring

Best and Worst Metropolitan Areas for Construction Hiring

Construction employment expanded in 194 metropolitan areas, but it declined in 88 others and was stagnant in 57 between August 2012 and August 2013, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metro in California added the largest number of construction jobs in the past year -- 8,900 jobs, an 8 percent gain.

California's San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro also experienced considerable growth, adding 13% to its construction labor market over the past year. In the East, Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn. both experienced 15% growth.

 

State List of Construction Employment by Metro Area

 

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