Construction employment on Long Island increased again last month.
Nassau and Suffolk counties added 3,100 construction jobs from Oct. 2021 to Oct. 2022, a 4 percent year-over-year gain, rising from 80,500 to 83,600, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Regionally, the number of construction jobs in New York City was down 2 percent, losing 2,200 construction jobs from Oct. 2021 to Oct. 2022. In those 12 months, construction employment in New York City fell from 144,300 to 142,100.
Construction employment in the Orange/Rockland/Westchester area was up 11 percent, adding 4,600 jobs from Oct. 2021 to Oct. 2022 and rising from 43,500 to 48,100.
Between Oct. 2021 and Oct. 2022, construction employment rose in 268 metro areas, declined in 47 metro areas and remained flat in 43 areas, according to the AGCA report.
The metro areas seeing the largest drops in construction employment from Oct. 2021 to Oct. 2022 include the Orlando, Fla. area, which lost 6,800 jobs for an 8 percent drop; the Baton Rouge, La. area, down 5,000 for an 11 percent decline; and the Richmond, Va. area, which lost 2,800 jobs for a 7 percent drop.
Metro areas adding the most construction jobs over the last year include the Houston area, which gained 26,000 jobs for a 12 percent rise; the Dallas area, which added 14,300 jobs for a 10 percent gain; and the Seattle area, which gained 11,000 jobs for a 10 percent increase.
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