Construction Employment Increases in 33 States

February 1st, 2013 | Category: Featured Content

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 33 states from the month of November 2012 to December 2012. The largest increase was seen in Wisconsin, where those employed in construction rose from 84.6 thousand to 89.5 thousand—an increase of 5.8 percent.

Additionally, Florida saw an increase in construction-related employment from 12.8 thousand to 13.3 thousand—a 3.9-percent gain. Other states showing sizable increases included Indiana, with a 3.5-percent rise from 123.8 thousand to 128.1 thousand; Nevada, with a 3.3-percent increase from 49.2 thousand to 50.8 thousand; New York, with a 3.0-percent gain from 291.8 thousand to 300.6 thousand; and Alaska, with a 2.8-percent increase from 14.1 thousand to 14.5 thousand.

Still, the report saw a few notable drops, including Montana, where construction-related employment dropped 4.0 percent from 24.5 thousand to 23.5 thousand.

State November 2012

December 2012

Percent Change

Alabama

74.3

73.2

-1.5

Alaska

14.1

14.5

+2.8

Arizona

118.9

119.8

+0.8

Arkansas

43.3

43.9

+1.4

California

578.6

582.7

+0.7

Colorado

117.1

119.5

+2.0

Connecticut

48.7

49.1

+0.8

Delaware

17.6

17.9

+1.7

Florida

12.8

13.3

+3.9

Georgia

322.2

318.7

-1.1

Hawaii

138.5

139.4

+0.6

Idaho

29.7

29.4

-1.0

Illinois

30.1

31.0

+3.0

Indiana

123.8

128.1

+3.5

Iowa

65.6

67.0

+2.1

Kansas

53.4

53.5

+0.2

Kentucky

65.6

64.5

-1.7

Louisiana

125.7

122.4

-2.6

Maine

23.7

23.8

+0.4

Maryland

149.6

150.9

+0.9

Massachusetts

104.7

106.1

+1.3

Michigan

118.1

116.7

-1.2

Minnesota

96.3

92.8

-3.6

Mississippi

46.1

45.3

-1.7

Missouri

97.7

100.4

+2.8

Montana

24.5

23.5

-4.0

Nebraska

44.1

44.8

+1.6

Nevada

49.2

50.8

+3.3
New Hampshire

21.4

22.0

+2.8

New Jersey

121.0

125.3

+3.6

New Mexico

40.8

42.0

+2.9

New York

291.8

300.6

+3.0

North   Carolina

173.4

173.8

+0.2

North Dakota

27.3

27.1

-0.7

Ohio

177.1

177.2

+0.1

Oklahoma

69.9

69.5

-0.6

Oregon

68.2

68.3

+0.1

Pennsylvania

213.7

218.1

+2.1

Rhode Island

16.2

15.3

-5.6

South   Carolina

74.5

75.4

+1.2

South Dakota

20.0

19.9

-0.5

Tennessee

116.8

118.6

+1.5

Texas

595.6

591.5

-0.7

Utah

65.5

65.5

0

Vermont

14.2

14.0

-1.4

Virginia

174.4

171.4

-1.7

Washington

144.0

147.1

+2.2

West Virginia  

33.7

34.1

+1.2

Wisconsin

84.6

89.5

+5.8

Wyoming

20.0

20.1

+0.5

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