SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Business Journal) – Construction employment continues to creep upward in many Texas cities.
According to Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 120 cities across the nation had increases in construction employment.
Among them, the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metro area had a 6 percent increase in workers between April 2011 and 2012. Fort Worth-Arlington had a 5 percent bump, as did the San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown’s increase was 2 percent.
On the other hand, the Dallas-Plano-Irving metro area saw construction employment drop by 1 percent over the last year, joining 157 other U.S. metro areas that posted declines.
The sharpest decline in construction employment occurred in Anchorage, Ak., which lost 28 percent of its workers between April 2011 and 2012.