Southwest Experiences Construction Employment Growth Across The Board
Arizona posted strong construction employment growth in February, adding 2,700 jobs month over month, according to non-seasonally adjusted numbers in Arizona’s Workforce Employment Report. The state added 8,100 construction jobs compared to last February, which amounts to year-over-year change of 6.5%, according to the report.
In Nevada, seasonally-adjusted construction employment fell slightly from 73,400 jobs in January to 73,200 jobs in February, according to a press release from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. However, the overall trend is still positive as the sector added 5,000 jobs relative to February of last year.
February was a big month in construction employment for New Mexico as preliminary non-seasonally adjusted numbers have the state adding 1,700 jobs year over year in the sector, the largest gain in construction jobs in the state since April 2015, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.