Demand for construction grows, AGC says
Industry employment increases in much of U.S.
Demand for construction continued to grow in much of the U.S., according to the latest report from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Industry employment levels increased 180 out of 358 surveyed metro areas, was unchanged in 46 and declined in 132 between October 2014 and October 2015, the AGC said, citing federal employment figures.
"Contractors are adding workers in many parts of the country again, which is consistent with the robust growth that is occurring in construction spending," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "But job gains would be even more widespread if contractors could find enough qualified experienced craft workers and supervisors as well as new entrants to the industry."