Good news article from Gulfshore Business Daily, May 19, 2014:
Construction firms added jobs in 39 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 29 states and D.C. between March and April, according to a new analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Florida led all states in both percentage and total construction gains with a 12.1 percent rise and 43,300 new jobs between April 2013 and April 2014. Other states adding a high percentage of new construction jobs for the past 12 months included North Dakota (11 percent, 3,400 jobs), Nevada (9.4 percent, 5,400 jobs) and Utah (8.4 percent, 6,100 jobs). After Florida, California added the most new construction jobs for the year (39,000 jobs, 6.2 percent), followed by Texas (23,900 jobs, 3.9 percent) and Pennsylvania (9,800 jobs, 4.3 percent). To see the rankings, visit www.agc.org/galleries/news/State_Empl_201404-Rank.pdf.
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