US construction employment fell -2.3% in March
30 April 2009
The biggest monthly fall was seen in the state of Montana, where there was a -5.1% drop in construction jobs from February to March. In absolute terms, the biggest loss was in Texas, where 18800 construction jobs were lost in March - a -3.0% fall.
Year-on-year Arizona, Connecticut and Florida were worst hit, seeing more than -20% falls in construction industry employment. The biggest drop in the number of jobs was seen in California - the largest state in terms of construction employment - where 152300 jobs were lost year-on-year. This equated to a -18.4% drop.