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Texas posts strong performance in recent employment anaylsis

by admin on August 24, 2012

Texas was also one of only 11 states that posted construction employment growth on a month-to-month basis as well. In all, the Lone Star State’s construction industry added 200 jobs between June and July of this year. Meanwhile, California’s construction sector shed 1,200 jobs between June and July 2012.

Just how long the stronger performers can hold on, however, remains to be seen.

“With economic growth remaining sluggish, there is a chance construction employment will begin to slip in even more places,” says Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC. “Public construction cuts in particular are taking their toll on construction employment in many parts of the country.”

“The longer Washington waits to act on vital tax and infrastructure measures, the more construction workers will lose their jobs,” adds Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer for AGC.

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