Building employment declined in practically two-thirds (236 of 358) of metro areas from February 2020 to February 2021, in keeping with an analysis of government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
AGC officers level to quite a lot of components at the moment impacting development employment throughout the U.S.
“Comparatively few locations have recovered from the pandemic-induced impacts on the development business,” says Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist. “Undertaking cancellations, spiking supplies costs and important provide chain challenges are making it exhausting for many companies so as to add new development jobs in comparison with a 12 months in the past.”
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas, noticed the most important drop in development employment over the 12-month interval (37,600 jobs; 16 p.c), adopted by New York Metropolis (26,700 jobs; 17 p.c), Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, Illinois (12,900 jobs; 11 p.c), and Midland, Texas (11,600 jobs; 31 p.c).
By share, Odessa, Texas, misplaced essentially the most development jobs (40 p.c; 8,200 jobs) year-over-year, adopted by Lake Charles, Louisiana (39 p.c; 7,700 jobs).
On the constructive aspect, 83 metros added development jobs in the course of the year-over-year interval.
Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California, gained essentially the most development jobs (3,100 jobs; 4 p.c), adopted by Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington (2,800 jobs; 3 p.c), Ogden-Clearfield, Utah (2,800 jobs; 14 p.c), and Boise, Idaho (2,700 jobs; 10 p.c).
Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona, skilled the very best share achieve in development employment (40 p.c; 1,000 jobs), adopted by Cleveland, Tennessee (16 p.c; 300 jobs).
In the meantime, development employment remained stagnant in 39 metro areas from February 2020 to February 2021.