North Carolina has lost 3,900 construction jobs over the past 12 months, according to a new report from the Associated General Contractors of America.
The losses represent a 2 percent decline for the state’s construction workforce from July 2011 to July 2012. The losses totaled 4,100 when you include mining and logging jobs. The Raleigh-Cary market also saw a 2 percent decline in total jobs, declining from 30,200 to 29,600. Durham-Chapel Hill lost 200 jobs over that period, or 3 percent of the total. The construction industry has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the economic downturn.
(Source: News & Observer, 8/28/12, “NC lost 3,900 construction jobs over past year”)