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Online Extra: Construction Job Data for the Top 50 Metro Areas


Fueled by Construction?

Metro Area

Construction's share of total employment growth, Aug. 2004 to Aug. 2005

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

22%

New York, NY.

8%

Chicago, IL

4%

Philadelphia, PA-NJ

9%

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV

10%

Detroit, MI

*

Houston, TX

9%

Atlanta, GA

13%

Boston, MA-NH

11%

Dallas, TX

2%

Riverside-San Bernardino, CA

33%

Phoenix-Mesa, AZ

25%

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI

-1%

San Diego, CA

31%

Orange County, CA

18%

Nassau-Suffolk, NY

4%

St. Louis, MO-IL

4%

Baltimore, MD

21%

Oakland, CA

24%

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 9%

Pittsburgh, PA..

-27%

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

13%

Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH

*

Miami, FL

7%

Denver, CO

8%

Newark, NJ

*

Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA

15%

Kansas City, MO-KS

21%

San Francisco, CA

18%

San Jose, CA

8%

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3%

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

23%

Sacramento, CA

9%

San Antonio, TX

-2%

Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC

**

Indianapolis, IN

5%

Fort Lauderdale, FL

9%

Orlando, FL

7%

Columbus, OH

68%

Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

29%

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

10%

Las Vegas, NV-AZ

22%

Bergen-Passaic, NJ

71%

New Orleans, LA

15%

Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT

13%

Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC

-16%

Nashville, TN

7%

Hartford, CT

-10%

Austin-San Marcos, TX

7%

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

62%

*Construction employment rose while

overall employment fell

**Distorted by shipbuilding

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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