AGC Survey: 329 Metro Areas Added Construction Jobs in May
ARLINGTON, VA. — Construction employment increased in 329 metros across the country between April and May, according to a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The Arlington-based organization tracks 358 metros across the country. The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash., area led the way, adding 28,600 jobs, or a 44 percent uptick, as COVID-19 restrictions eased nationwide. New York City added 25,000 jobs (31 percent) and Pittsburgh added 22,000 (60 percent). The AGC notes that many of the construction workers added will work on highways and bridges.