Construction employment expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 70 and was stagnant in 49 between April 2013 and April 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that federal spending cutbacks on government facilities and Hurricane Sandy reconstruction were contributing to job losses around Washington, D.C. and New Jersey.

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif. added the largest number of construction jobs in the past year (11,100 jobs, 10 percent); followed by Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas (9,500 jobs, 9 percent).

 

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