Report: Construction employment continues

Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was unchanged in 48, according to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned that the supply of qualified workers is dwindling and urged members of Congress to support proposed legislation to reform, and increase funding for, the federal career and technical education program. 
Construction employment in 63 areas was at a record high for May, in a history dating back to 1990 in most locations, the association's analysis showed. Nationally, the unemployment rate for jobseekers with prior construction experience was at the lowest May level since that series began in 2000, the economist noted.
The Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas metro area added the most construction jobs during the past year (14,200 jobs, 10 percent), followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. (11,500 jobs, 10 percent); Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas (11,400 jobs, 5 percent); Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga. (9,200 jobs, 8 percent) and New York City, N.Y. (8,000 jobs, 5 percent). The largest percentage gains—29 percent each—occurred in Merced, Calif. (700 jobs) and Midland, Texas (7,800 jobs). There were also large percentage increases in construction employment in Atlantic City-Hammonton, N.J. (20 percent, 1,100 jobs); New Bedford, Mass. (19 percent, 500 jobs) and Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio (19 percent, 300 jobs).
The largest job losses from May 2017 to May 2018 were in Newark, N.J.-Pa. (-3,900 jobs, -8 percent), followed by Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. (-3,300 jobs, -8 percent); Columbia, S.C. (-2,300 jobs, -11 percent); Camden, N.J. (-2,100 jobs, -9 percent) and Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tenn. (-1,900 jobs, -4 percent). The largest percentage decreases for the year were in Bloomington, Ill. (-14 percent, -500 jobs), followed by Columbia, S.C., Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. (-10 percent, -100 jobs); Pocatello, Idaho (-10 percent, -200 jobs); and Camden, N.J.
Association officials urged Congress to enact proposed legislation to reform and increase funding for federal career and technical education programs, known as the Perkins Act. They noted that the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee is marking up the legislation today with strong support from both Republicans and Democrats.

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