Washington Leads Northwest In Construction Job Growth
After losing 100 jobs in April, the construction industry in Washington rebounded in May by adding 1,600 jobs month-over-month. The state’s monthly construction employment growth rate of 0.9% ranks 12th nationally, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Alaska saw a slight uptick in construction in employment, adding 300 jobs between April and May. While that gain is a modest one, the state’s monthly construction employment growth rate of 1.8% ranks third nationally. On a yearly basis, Alaska lost 900 construction jobs between May 2015 and 2016. That negative growth rate of -5.0% ranks 47th nationally, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.