Construction Employment Increases by 42,000 in February

Over the past 12 months, construction employment increased 223,000 or 3%. In February, jobs increased by 42,000. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) officials attribute the gains to mild winter weather in many parts of the country and a strong demand for construction services. 

"Contractors are off to a fast start in 2020, adding 91,000 jobs in the first two months--the most in nearly two years," said Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist. "Although some of the gains probably reflect unusually mild winter weather in much of the nation, there is no question that contractors have been upbeat about the volume of work available."

Learn more about the growth and what the future holds for the construction jobs here.