(Las Vegas, NV) — Nevada had the largest one year percentage gain when it comes to construction jobs.
The Labor Department data was analyzed by the Associated General Contractors of America. Ken Simonson of the Association says over the last 12 months, we’ve gained 7,500 construction jobs. He says we are up, mostly because we had such a major decline from 2006.
Construction firms added jobs in 39 states from July 2013 to July 2014 and in 34 states from June to July. Association officials said the employment gains are good news, but that the pipeline of skilled craft workers, supervisors and other employees appears to be emptying rapidly.
Florida added the largest number of jobs and New Jersey experienced the deepest loss.