Long Island Construction Employment Soars In June

Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by David Winzelberg, and was published to the Long Island Business News on July 31st, 2019

Construction employment on Long Island soared in June as compared with the previous year, according to the latest report from the Associated General Contractors of America.

Between June 2018 and June 2019, Nassau and Suffolk counties gained about 7,600 construction jobs, which was a 9 percent rise for a current total of about 93,200 people employed in construction here.

Locally, construction employment in New York City was flat last month with a 0.4 percent rise in construction jobs, gaining only about 500 jobs from June 2018 to June 2019. Construction employment in the Orange-Rockland-Westchester area was up 2 percent, adding about 700 jobs from June 2018 to June 2019.

Nationwide, construction employment expanded in 253 metro areas, declined in 61 areas and remained steady in 44 metro areas between June 2018 and June 2019, the AGCA reports.

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The metro areas seeing the largest increase in construction jobs between June 2018 and June 2019 included the Phoenix area, which gained 13,200 construction jobs in the past year for an 11 percent increase; the Los Angeles area, which added 11,400 jobs for a rise of 8 percent; the Dallas area, which added 8,800 jobs for a 6 percent gain; and the Atlanta area, which added 8,000 jobs for a 6 percent increase.

Metro areas with the largest construction job losses included the Baton Rouge, La. area, which lost about 5,400 jobs in a 9 percent drop; the Chicago area, which lost 2,500 jobs in a 2 percent dip; and the Charlotte, N.C. area, which lost about 2,400 jobs in a 4 percent decline.

Long Island Construction Law did not create this content. This article was written by David Winzelberg, and was published to the Long Island Business News on July 31st, 2019.


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David Winzelberg covers real estate, development, land use, retailing, franchising and white-collar crime for Long Island Business News.

An award-winning journalist who spent 20 years writing about Long Island for The New York Times, David’s work has also appeared in The Atlantic magazine, Forbes.com and has been featured on CNBC’s “American Greed.” A former adjunct professor of journalism and former editor of a weekly community newspaper, David is a frequent panelist and moderator at area business events.

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