Construction Employment Increased in 2015

Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between January 2015 and January 2016 according to AGC analysis of federal employment data. According to Ken Simonson, the AGC association chief economist.“Demand in most parts of the country is robust and construction employment is growing in more than two-thirds of all metro areas. However, […]

Written by Touchplan | March 22, 2016

Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between January 2015 and January 2016 according to AGC analysis of federal employment data.

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According to Ken Simonson, the AGC association chief economist.“Demand in most parts of the country is robust and construction employment is growing in more than two-thirds of all metro areas. However, the downturn in energy prices appears to be having a significant impact on construction demand in a number of formerly strong markets.” The areas with a decline in construction employment includes Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, followed by Odessa and Midland, TX.

“The construction industry continues to expand at a faster rate than other sectors of the economy,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The question is whether firms will be able to continue hiring despite the challenge of finding experienced workers interested in pursuing careers in construction.”

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