Houston first in 2018 construction employment growthHouston first in 2018 construction employment growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=218792019-02-04T06:00:00Z2019-02-05T00:10:00Z

​​​​​​ARLINGTON, Va. – Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land added ​19,400 construction jobs in 2018, more than any other metro, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). ​That's a growth rate of 9 percent.

Dallas-Plano-Irving ​followed closely behind, growing by 12 percent, or 17,700 construction jobs, from December 2017 to December 2018.

Abilene (-300 jobs) and Wichita Falls (-200 jobs) were among the metros with the largest losses, both seeing a 7 percent decrease in construction employment.

Construction employment grew in 273 out of 358 metro areas between December 2017 and December 2018, declined in 37, and was unchanged in 48.

The largest percentage job gain occurred in Weirton-Steubenville, W. Va.-Ohio (28 percent, 500 jobs).

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. (-2,800 jobs, -3 percent) had the largest job loss. Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, Mass.-N.H. (-9 percent, -300 jobs) had the largest job loss by percentage.

Associated General Contractors of America
https://www.agc.org/news/2019/01/29/construction-employment-increases-273-out-358-metros-2018-amid-strong-demand-laborSource: {Source}

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