The Real Deal Miami

Steep losses for SF construction jobs

March 19, 2010 10:25AM

While 328 of 337 metropolitan areas lost construction jobs last year, South Florida was hit especially hard, with 22,400 jobs lost, the most of any area in the state. Orlando had the tenth-highest losses in America, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. Fort Lauderdale lost 9,700 jobs from January 2009 to January 2010, and West Palm Beach and Miami each lost more than 6,000. Florida lost 80,000 construction jobs for the year. [SFBJ]