Construction employment expanded in 232 metropolitan areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash. added the largest number of construction jobs in the past year (12,600 jobs, 17 percent), followed by Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo. (10,800 jobs, 12 percent).

The largest percentage gain occurred in Wenatchee, Wash. (32 percent, 600 jobs).

The largest job losses from April 2014 to April 2015 were in New Orleans-Metairie, La. (-3,300 jobs, -10 percent), and the largest percentage decline for the past year was in Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio (-29 percent, -600 jobs).