Most states add jobs for year but only half do in June; Dodge, AIA, RLB data look rosy
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Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 39 states and the District of Columbia from June 2014 to June 2015 and declined in 11 states, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released on Tuesday showed. California again added the most construction jobs (47,000 jobs, 7.0%), followed by Florida (25,200, 6.2%), Texas (18,900, 2.9%), Washington (15,300, 9.7%) and Michigan (14,000, 9.8%). Idaho again added the highest percentage of new construction jobs (13%, 4,600), followed by Nevada (11%, 7,000), Michigan, Arkansas (9.7%, 4,400) and Washington.) Read more » about AGC's Data DIGest: July 20-24, 2015