ContractGlazing  
Where’s the Work?  
These States are Hirtiranctorgs of America (AGC) analysis of Labor Department  
s growth continues in the construction market, many  
companies, including contract glaziers, need skilled data, 44 states and the District of Columbia added construc-  
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and talented employees. tion jobs last year,and employment in the sector increased in  
Construction employment expanded in most parts of the 39 states and D.C. between November and December.  
country in 2015, while many states finished the year adding Likewise, construction employment increased in 190 out of  
jobs in December.According to the Associated General Con- 358 metro areas,was unchanged in 63 and declined in 105.  
1M. AentarhoeimA-rSeaantsa AAnda-dIrvininge, Cthaleif. Most Construction Jobs  
4
2
2
3
4
. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.  
. Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, Ill.  
. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif.  
+
1
3
3
412  
Metro Areas with the Largest Job Losses  
1
2
3
4
. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas  
. Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, Mich.  
. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas  
. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.  
States Adding the  
Most Construction Jobs  
California (+8.6 percent)  
Florida (+7.0 percent)  
-8.1  
New York (+7.6 percent)  
+
7.6  
-0.6  
States Adding the  
Highest Percentage  
of New Construction Jobs  
Hawaii (+15.5 percent)  
+11  
-1.7  
-3.5  
-0.2  
+
12.9  
-7.1  
Iowa (+12.9 percent)  
Arkansas (+11 percent)  
Idaho (+11 percent)  
+8.6  
+11  
Six States Dropped  
Construction Jobs  
North Dakota (-8.1 percent)  
West Virginia (-7.1 percent)  
New Mexico (-3.5 percent)  
Wyoming (-1.7 percent)  
+
7.0  
Rhode Island (-0.6 percent)  
Pennsylvania (-0.2 percent) s  
+15.5  
Source: Associated General Contractors of America  
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