Construction jobs grow across TexasConstruction jobs grow across Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=78502013-03-27T10:03:00Z2013-03-27T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - Construction employment increased in 145 out of 339 metropolitan areas between January 2012 and January 2013, declined in 141 and was stagnant in 53, according to federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Association officials noted that after years of declining construction employment contractors in some metro areas are beginning to worry about the availability of skilled workers now that they have resumed hiring.

Top Metropolitan Areas by Growth in
New Construction Jobs
Metropolitan Area % of New
Construction Jobs
Pascagoula, Miss. 45% 1,500
Brownsville-Harlingen, Tex. 19% 600
Cheyenne, Wyo. 19% 500
Haverhill-North Andover-
Amesbury, Mass-N.H.
18% 600


Top Metropolitan Areas by
Number of Construction Jobs Added
Metropolitan Area % of New
Construction Jobs
Dallas-Plano-Irving, Tex. 10% 10,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-
Glendale, Calif.
9% 9,600
Houston-Sugar Land-
Baytown, Tex.
5% 8,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Ariz. 7% 6,000

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