Phoenix Construction Employment Hits Four-year High

Phoenix force climbs 7% in August to 90,800.

Phoenix’s construction industry reached a milestone in August.

Adding the third-highest number of new jobs of any metropolitan area in the nation, the region pushed the size of its local workforce to a four-year high, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Associated General Contractors of America.

The Valley recorded 90,800 construction workers in August -- an increase of 7 percent, or 6,300 jobs, from the same month last year, according to the analysis, which is based on the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Only Los Angeles and Houston brought on more workers than Phoenix, with the addition of 8,600 and 6,900 jobs, respectively, during the same time frame.

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Source: Phoenix Business Journal