Where's our workforce? Here's the top (and bottom) states for construction unemployment

June 19, 2017
  • Construction unemployment continues its spring decline as projects are underway and the industry begins to heat up as the building season approaches.
  • Nationally, construction unemployment dropped to 6.3 percent in April 2017, down 2.1 percent from March 2017, a rise of 0.3 percent from April of last year – yet 160,000 construction jobs have been added in the same time frame.
  • All but two states (Georgia and Kansas) saw construction unemployment decline over the month of March 2017.
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