According to an analysis done by the Associated General Contractors of America of data from the Labor Department, construction employment continues to increase. In the last year, 39 states and the District of Columbia posted employment gains. From March to April this year, construction jobs were added in 29 states and D.C.
Industry experts confirm that there are positive signs for the construction industry, but still warn that the recovery is not yet completely stable. The levels of employment remain below their highest levels from before the recession.
Florida, North Dakota, Nevada, Utah, California and Pennsylvania were the states that added the most jobs in construction over the last year. Construction employment decreased in ten states, with New Jersey losing the biggest number of construction jobs. From March to April 2014, 20 states lost construction jobs.