Private sector construction jobs in 170 of 339 metropolitan areas have increased between April, 2012 and April, 2013. A press release from the Associated General Contractors of America also explains that 123 regions experienced declines in construction jobs, while 46 areas have remained stagnant. “Pascagoula, Miss. and Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas are top gainers while Bellingham, Wash. had the largest percentage decline.” Do you know which area lost the most construction jobs? Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill., according to the release.