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Only 10 metro areas add construction jobs between February 2009 and 2010

Post Time:Apr 07,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:119

Only 10 out of 337 metropolitan areas added construction jobs between February 2009 and 2010, the Associated General Contractors of America reported today[April 6]citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even worse, 230 metro areas experienced double digit declines in construction employment while only two cities experienced a double digit increase, association officials noted.

"In virtually every area, construction workers continued to suffer the brunt of the recession," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Job losses in far too many cities were simply, and sadly, staggering," according to an April 6 AGC of America release.

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