Construction Employment Drops in 30 States from October to November

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment declined in 30 states from the month of October 2012 to November 2012. The largest drop was seen in Indiana, where those employed in construction decreased from 129.9 thousand to 123.7 thousand—a drop of 4.8 percent.

Additionally, Montana saw a decrease in construction-related employment from 25.6 thousand to 24.5 thousand—a 4.3-percent loss. Other states showing sizable decreases included West Virginia, where the number of construction-related employees declined from 35.1 thousand in October to 33.9 thousand in November, a drop of 3.4 percent.

Still, a few states saw sizeable increases, including Vermont, with a 4.4-percent increase from 13.7 thousand to 14.3 thousand; Louisiana, with a 4.0-percent rise from 121.9 thousand to 126.8 thousand; and New Hampshire, with a 3.6-percent gain from 22.1 thousand to 21.3 thousand.

State

October 2012

November 2012

Percent Change

Alabama

74.7

74.3

-0.5

Alaska

13.9

14.0

+0.7

Arizona

118.1

119.2

+0.9

Arkansas

43.0

43.2

+0.5

California

577.2

578.9

+0.3

Colorado

116.7

116.2

-0.4

Connecticut

48.4

49.1

+1.4

Delaware

17.8

17.4

-2.2

Florida

318.8

321.9

+1.0

Georgia

140.6

138.4

-1.6

Hawaii

29.0

29.7

+2.4

Idaho

30.0

29.9

-0.3

Illinois

185.0

180.1

-2.0

Indiana

129.9

123.7

-4.8

Iowa

65.8

65.7

-0.2

Kansas

53.5

52.9

-1.1

Kentucky

64.2

65.1

+1.4

Louisiana

121.9

126.8

+4.0

Maine

24.4

23.6

-3.3

Maryland

149.2

149.7

+0.3

Massachusetts

105.1

104.6

-0.5

Michigan

118.3

118.3

0

Minnesota

95.0

96.3

+1.4

Mississippi

46.2

46.1

-0.2

Missouri

100.6

97.4

-3.2

Montana

25.6

24.5

-4.3

Nebraska

45.3

44.0

-2.9

Nevada

47.8

49.3

+3.1
New Hampshire

22.1

21.3

+3.6

New Jersey

122.8

122.4

-0.3

New Mexico

41.4

40.8

-1.4

New York

295.9

292.2

-1.3

North Carolina

171.1

172.8

+1.0

North Dakota

28.1

27.2

-3.2

Ohio

178.1

177.1

-0.6

Oklahoma

68.9

70.0

+1.6

Oregon

68.9

68.4

-0.7

Pennsylvania

214.4

213.6

-0.4

Rhode Island

16.0

16.2

+1.25

South Carolina

74.7

74.4

-0.4

South Dakota

19.7

19.9

+1.0

Tennessee

118.5

117.0

-1.3

Texas

602.7

594.4

-1.4

Utah

65.8

65.5

-0.5

Vermont

13.7

14.3

+4.4

Virginia

175.2

175.1

-0.1

Washington

143.1

144.5

+1.0

West Virginia

35.1

33.9

-3.4

Wisconsin

84.1

85.1

+1.2

Wyoming

20.4

20.0

-2.0

 

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