It’s been a rocky recovery for the construction market. An analysis by Associated General Contractors, Washington, D.C., of the latest construction employment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows construction employment declined in 156 out of 337 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) between Oct. 2011 and Oct. 2012, increased in 127 MSAs and was stagnant in 54 MSAs.
AGC said the MSAs with the largest job losses were Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y. (-5,600 jobs, -9%); Philadelphia (-
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