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Every state and D.C. lost construction jobs last year, per new December employment data

Post Time:Jan 22,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:98

For the first time since the start of the economic downturn, every state and the District of Columbia reported losing construction jobs over the past 12 months, according to a new analysis of state-by-state employment data released today [Jan. 22]. The analysis, conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, found few signs of a construction industry recovery with only six states reporting construction job increases between November and December 2009.

"There's nowhere for construction workers to turn for relief from job losses and hardship,"" said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Sifting through the monthly variations, it is obvious that construction employment is losing ground almost everywhere." according to a Jan. 22 release.

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