04 Aug 2016 Counties with Best and Worst Construction Economies of 2015: Harris County (Houston, TX) Creates Most Construction Jobs; East Baton Rouge Parish (Baton Rouge, LA) Loses Most
Recently released data show that construction job creation in 2015 across all counties in the US varied from a high of 8,300 in Harris County (Houston, TX) to a loss of 2,300 jobs in East Baton Rouge Parish (Baton Rouge, LA).
Out of more than 2,700 counties with construction economies, the Top 5 job creators included Orange County (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles County (Los Angeles, CA), King County (Seattle, WA), and Clark County (Las Vegas, NV).
Construction job losses were highest in East Baton Rouge Parish (Baton Rouge, LA), Kern County (Bakersfield, CA), Calcasieu Parish (Lake Charles, LA), Rusk County (Longview, TX), and Jackson County (Gulfport, MS).
The construction sector in the US is slowly growing after the recession. In the last 5 years, the industry grew 17% with 930,000 new jobs. The sector currently employs 6.4 million people in the US.
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