All Three Southwest States Posted Construction Employment Growth In May
Construction was one of the few major industries to post employment gains in Arizona between April and May as the industry added 1,500 jobs. That total ranked second in the state, trailing only the 2,100 jobs gained in manufacturing over the same time period. Arizona’s monthly construction employment growth rate of 1.1% ranks 9th nationally, according to seasonally-adjusted numbers from the Associated General Contractors of America.
After posting yearly construction job losses in April — the state’s first year-over-year employment decline in construction since April 2014 — New Mexico rebounded by adding 500 jobs in the sector in May, according to non-seasonally adjusted numbers in New Mexico’s monthly employment report. The state’s seasonally-adjusted year over year construction employment growth rate of 1.8% ranks 33rd nationally.
The construction industry in Nevada experienced growth month-over-month growth in May, adding 700 jobs. That amounts to a 0.9% growth rate, which ranks 12th nationally, according to seasonally-adjusted numbers from the Associated General Contractors of America.