34 States See Construction Jobs Growth During Last 12 Months

Mississippi led all states with an 18 percent rise (8,500 jobs) in construction employment between December 2012 and December 2013. That’s one of many interesting figures highlighted in a press release from the Associated General Contractors, or AGC. Other states with solid 12-month percentage gains include Florida, Wyoming, Texas and Connecticut.  One cautionary note: The AGC is raising a red flag about several states that experienced construction employment declines in the last two months of 2013. Officials are hoping the drop is temporary and a result of the fierce winter weather.



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