Construction employment on Long Island declined slightly in July, after rebounding the previous month.
Nassau and Suffolk counties lost 400 construction jobs from July 2021 to July 2022, a 1 percent year-over-year decrease, falling from 81,000 to 80,600, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Regionally, the number of construction jobs in New York City was virtually unchanged, losing 200 construction jobs for a 0.1 percent drop from July 2021 to July 2022. In those 12 months, construction employment in New York City fell from 142,000 to 141,800.
Construction employment in the Orange/Rockland/Westchester area was up 6 percent, adding 2,700 jobs from July 2021 to July 2022.
Between July 2021 and July 2022, construction employment rose in 250 metro areas, declined in 59 metro areas and remained flat in 49 areas, according to the AGCA report.
The metro areas seeing the largest drops in construction employment from July 2021 to July 2022 include the Orlando, Fla. area, which lost 6,300 jobs for an 8 percent drop; the Bergen County, N.J. area, down 3,400 jobs for an 11 percent decline; and the Richmond, Va. area, which lost 2,500 jobs for a 6 percent drop.
Metro areas adding the most construction jobs over the last year include the Houston area, which gained 31,000 jobs for an 15 percent rise; the Dallas area, which gained 9,900 jobs for a 7 percent increase; and the Chicago area, which added 8,100 jobs for a 6 percent gain.
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