The Real Deal Miami

Florida construction jobs fall

November 23, 2011 11:57AM

Florida lost 4,800 construction jobs in October, the second-highest
total in America after Texas, according to the Associated General
Contractors of America. With 11,600 lost construction jobs statewide in
the last 12 months, construction was the worst performing industry group
in the state, the South Florida Business Journal reported.
“Construction employment gains are likely to remain spotty for months to
come,” said Ken Simonson, chief economist with Associated General
Contractors of America. “Local factors, rather than regional or industry
trends, seem to dictate whether a state has rising or falling
construction employment in a given month.” [SFBJ]