A controversial project is being discussed in the public arena. It could be a casino, with lots of supporters and detractors, or a public works project that will require substantial public funding. And one of the arguments typically trotted out in support of the project is the proclamation that “this project will result in [fill in the blank] construction jobs!” Easy to say, but hard to verify. Who comes up with these numbers, anyway?[Read More]
30 Mar · Fri 2012
This Project Will Result in XXXX Construction Jobs!!
Posted by Stan Martin @ March 30, 2012 11:42 AM EDT
02 Feb · Thu 2012
Big Cities Lost Construction Jobs in 2011
The Association of General Contractors of America released its construction employment data for 2011, and, as expected, the overall construction market remains weak. Although construction spending between December 2010 and December 2011 increased by 4.3 percent, two of the country’s largest cities, Philadelphia and New York City, experienced sharp declines in their construction workforce. More specifically, out of the 337 metropolitan areas listed by the AGC, Philadelphia reported the largest job loss with a loss of 4,800 construction jobs, a 7 percent decline. New York City was a close second with a construction job loss of 4,600 jobs, a 4 percent decline.[Read More]
Posted by Patrick J. Kearney @ February 02, 2012 12:27 PM EST