Worker shortages causing construction slump? Not so, according to new study.
A new analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shows that construction employment has "increased in 190 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 64 and declined in 104 between November 2014 and November 2015."
This expansion comes amid reports that there are worker shortages throughout the country. A claim North America's Building Trades Unions, which represents 14 affiliates, has repeatedly refuted.
New York City and Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio, top the growth list while Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Miss., experience the largest yearly declines.
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