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States are mixed on construction jobs in July; construction PPIs moderate

Post Time:Aug 20,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:87

Seasonally adjusted construction employment in July increased in 26 states, dropped in 23 states plus D.C., and was unchanged in Alaska, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today [Aug. 20]. Over the past 12 months, six states added construction jobs (Kansas, 6.9 percent, 500 jobs; New Hampshire, 5.0 percent, 1,100 jobs; Oklahoma, 2.8 percent, 1,900 jobs; West Virginia, 2.4 percent, 800 jobs; Alaska, 1.9 percent, 300 jobs; and Arkansas, 1.5 percent, 800 jobs). Nebraska had no change, while 43 states plus D.C. lost construction jobs, led by Nevada (-22 percent, -17,300 jobs), according to an Aug. 20 Data DIGest report.

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