Texas cities build construction jobs in MarchTexas cities build construction jobs in Marchhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=74842013-05-03T09:06:00Z2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - Dallas led the nation’s metropolitan areas in construction job gains in March 2013, according to Associated General Contractors of America.

The Dallas-Plano-Irving area added 12,000 construction jobs, or an 11 percent increase from a year earlier. The Houston area was No. 2 with 8,500 new jobs, up 5 percent.

Some Texas metro areas also led the nation in the highest number and percentage of total job growth in March from a year earlier. Houston added the third highest number of jobs with 102,300 and Dallas-Fort Worth was fourth with 101,000.

Los Angeles was No. 1 with 116,000, and New York was No. 2 with 116,000.

By percentage nationally, Odessa was No. 1, with employment up 7.7 percent, and Midland was No. 2, with employment up 7.4 percent. Midland also had the nation’s lowest unemployment rate in the nation, with 3.1 percent in March.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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