Washington and Oregon Continue to Post Construction Employment Gains
Washington’s seasonally adjusted year over year growth rate in construction employment was 6.3% in March, which ranks 14th when compared to the other 50 states and Washington D.C. After a strong February, the state also managed to post a much more modest over the month growth rate of 0.6%, adding 1,100 jobs in the construction between February and March.
Oregon posted a modest 5.3% construction employment growth rate year over year in March, which ranks 23rd nationally. However, the state lost 900 jobs in the sector between February and March. That amounts to -1% growth that ranks 39th nationally, according to The Associated General Contractors of America’s seasonally-adjusted numbers.
Alaska lost 400 construction jobs between February and March of this year, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. That is good for a -2.3% growth rate, which ranks 49th nationally.