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

Data DIGest
August 20, 2010

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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