Construction Employment Decreases in 33 States from March to April

May 30th, 2013 by DWM Magazine

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment decreased in 33 states from March 2013 to April 2013. The largest decrease was seen in Vermont, where those employed in construction dropped from 14,300 to 13,400—a decrease of 6.3 percent.

Additionally, Illinois saw a decrease in construction-related employment from 185,400 to 177,500—a 4.3-percent drop. Other states showing sizable decreases included Utah, with a 4.1-percent drop from 74,800 to 71,700; Wisconsin, with a 4.1 percent decrease from 95,800 to 91,900; Iowa, with a 3.9-percent drop from 64,600 to 62,100; and Nebraska with a 3.7-percent fall from 43,500 to 41,900.

The report also saw a few notable increases, including Connecticut, where those in construction-related employment rose from 53,500 to 55,600, a rise of 3.9 percent; Florida, with a 2.6-percent gain from 345,100 to 354,100; and Alabama, with an increase of 2.3 percent from 77,200 to 79,000.

 

State March 2013

April 2013

Percent Change

Alabama

77,200

79,000

+2.3

Alaska

18,500

17,900

-3.2

Arizona

122,500

120,700

-1.5

Arkansas

46,300

46,400

+0.2

California

618,300

625,700

+1.2

Colorado

119,300

121,200

+1.6

Connecticut

53,500

55,600

+3.9

Delaware

18,500

18,300

-1.1

Florida

345,100

354,100

+2.6

Georgia

145,500

144,400

-0.8

Hawaii

31,900

32,100

+0.6

Idaho

32,200

31,700

-1.6

Illinois

185,400

177,500

-4.3

Indiana

123,000

120,400

-2.1

Iowa

64,600

62,100

-3.9

Kansas

54,800

53,900

-1.6

Kentucky

67,600

65,900

-2.5

Louisiana

135,000

135,600

+0.4

Maine

26,800

26,300

-1.9

Maryland

153,200

151,900

-0.8

Massachusetts

117,900

117,300

-0.5

Michigan

126,200

125,000

-1.0

Minnesota

97,800

97,700

-0.1

Mississippi

48,700

50,200

+3.1

Missouri

104,700

104,000

-0.7

Montana

21,500

21,900

+1.9

Nebraska

43,500

41,900

-3.7

Nevada

53,100

52,100

-1.9

New Hampshire

23,000

23,000

0

New Jersey

133,600

133,300

-0.2

New Mexico

42,100

43,100

+2.4

New York

328,700

322,100

-2.0

North Carolina

169,400

169,900

+0.3

North Dakota

30,000

30,000

-1.0

Ohio

174,900

173,500

-0.8

Oklahoma

72,600

73,400

+1.1

Oregon

71,300

70,100

-1.7

Pennsylvania

228,200

225,000

-1.4

Rhode Island

15,300

14,800

-3.3

South Carolina

79,600

80,300

+0.9

South Dakota

20,400

19,700

-3.4

Tennessee

110,100

110,200

+0.1

Texas

616,000

622,000

+1.0

Utah

74,800

71,700

-4.1

Vermont

14,300

13,400

-6.3

Virginia

178,300

177,600

-0.4

Washington

141,600

140,500

-0.8

West Virginia

35,000

36,000

+2.9

Wisconsin

95,800

91,900

-4.1

Wyoming

23,300

22,600

-3.0

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