The Real Deal Miami

Florida construction jobs down 52 percent in the last five years

January 19, 2012 01:30PM

Florida construction jobs are down significantly from 2006

Florida construction employment has fallen by 52 percent since the peak of 2006, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. “The construction industry remains a shell of its former self in too many states,” AGCA CEO Stephen Sandherr said in a release. “Making long-overdue investments in our nation’s aging roads, bridges and transit systems will put people back to work and give a needed boost to the broader economy.” There were a total of 329,400 jobs construction jobs in the state last month, down from just under 690,000 in 2006. [SFBJ]