Long Island construction employment makes gains


Construction employment on Long Island continued to rebound in June, after several months of year-over-year declines.  

Nassau and Suffolk counties gained 1,200 construction jobs from June 2021 to June 2022, a 2 percent year-over-year increase, rising from 79,300 to 80,500, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. 

Regionally, New York City lost 600 construction jobs for a 0.4 percent drop from June 2021 to June 2022. In those 12 months, construction employment in New York City fell from 141,800 to 141,200. 

Construction employment in the Orange/Rockland/Westchester area was up 5 percent, adding 2,000 jobs from June 2021 to June 2022. 

Between June 2021 and June 2022, construction employment rose in 246 metro areas, declined in 61 metro areas and remained flat in 51 areas, according to the AGCA report. 

The metro areas seeing the largest drops in construction employment from June 2021 to June 2022 include the Orlando, Fla. area, which lost 5,600 jobs for a 7 percent drop; the Bergen County, N.J. area, down 2,700 jobs for a 9 percent decline; and the Richmond, Va. area, which lost 1,500 jobs for a 4 percent drop. 

Metro areas adding the most construction jobs over the last year include the Houston area, which gained 26,600 jobs for an 13 percent rise; the Dallas area, which gained 10,500 jobs for a 7 percent increase; and the Chicago area, which added 8,000 jobs for a 6 percent gain. 


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