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Construction jobs increase from a year ago in 42 states

By Brock Huffstutler

May 28, 2023

AGCSeasonally adjusted construction employment rose from April 2022 to April 2023 in 42 states and the District of Columbia, declined in seven states, and held steady in Hawaii, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) analysis of data posted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • Texas added the most (28,000 jobs, 3.6 percent), followed by New York (13,400, 3.5 percent), Indiana (11,200, 7.3 percent), and Florida (8,600, 1.4 percent).
  • Arkansas had the largest percentage increase (9.8 percent, 5,500 jobs), followed by Rhode Island (7.6 percent, 1,600), Indiana, and Nebraska (6.8 percent, 3,900).
  • California lost the most jobs (-5,100 jobs, -0.6 percent), followed by Connecticut (-1,900 jobs, -3.1 percent), and West Virginia (-1,200 jobs, -3.7 percent). West Virginia had the largest percentage loss, followed by Connecticut and Alaska (-2.5 percent, -400 jobs).

You can view AGC’s Data Digest with further analysis here.