BY THE NUMBERS
U.S. CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT ON THE RISE
The construction industry gained 10,000 jobs in
October, according to the lastest data from the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of those job
gains (4,600) were in Florida. New York, meanwhile,
lost 3,000 construction jobs last month.
The construction sector date includes both
residential and non-residential consdtruction. Fortyeight
states reported construction sector jobs data.
Twenty-eight states had an increase for the month,
18 states reported a decline compared to September,
and Maine and Missouri were unchanged.
Year-over-year, the U.S. added 148,000 construction
sector jobs, a 2% increase compared to October 2018.
Texas added 51,400 jobs, the largest yearly gains of
any state, while Louisiana lost 9,700 jobs, the largest
decline. In percentage terms, Nevada had the hightest
annual growth rate in the construction sector at
13.1%. Louisiana reported the largest annual decline
percentage-wise at 6.4%.