The number of local construction jobs jumped in 2017, report finds

June 04, 2018 12:36PM

Long Island added about 2,700 construction jobs in the past year, according to Associated General Contractors of America. That’s about a three percent rise, bringing the local total up to 82,400 people working in construction. Nearby New York City saw even larger growth with a five percent rise, gaining 6,800 between April 2017 and April 2018. Staff with the association attributed the growth to federal changes to taxes, reductions in regulations and a boost in infrastructure funding. [LIBN]