Construction Sector Jobs Increased in May

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment in May increased in 49 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia. Only the state of Delaware failed to post a gain. In the construction sector specifically, which includes both residential and non-residential construction, across the 48 states which reported construction sector jobs data, 44 states reported an increase in May compared to April, while four states lost a combined 1,000 jobs. Pennsylvania added 77,400 construction jobs during this time. Overall, the construction industry added 464,000 jobs in May compared to the previous month. Year-over-year, the U.S lost 435,000 construction sector jobs which is a 5.8% decrease compared to May 2019.

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