Florida adds more construction employees than any other state in 2016

Florida added the most construction jobs of any state in 2016, according to an Associated General Contractors (AGC) report on Labor Department data. While the state ranked 10th in overall percentage growth (Nevada had the highest ranking), Florida’s market size resulted in 22,300 additional jobs, or an increase of about 5.1 per cent. Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016 as a dearth of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would have preferred, the AGC reported. Association officials said the new Trump administration could help by including workforce development measures as part of its promised new infrastructure program…Read More > >

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