The Real Deal New York

Long Island sees an increase in construction jobs

November 05, 2018 01:45PM

Nassau and Suffolk counties gained about 7,000 construction jobs between September 2017 and September 2018, LIBN reported. The numbers, published by the Associated General Contractors of America, marked an eight percent increase and brought the current total construction jobs up to 89,700. New York City saw a four percent rise in construction jobs while the Orange-Rockland-Westchester area was up five percent. New Jersey saw some of the country’s biggest construction job losses. Middlesex lost 4,000, which is a 10 percent drop. Newark lost 3,000 jobs and Camden lost 2,500 jobs. [LIBN]