California and Vermont added most construction jobs in January

first_imgVermont showed surprisingly positive results in January in both construction employment and construction contracts. Thirty-six states lost construction jobs between January 2010 and 2011, even as more states added construction jobs than lost them between December and January, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. Association officials cautioned that despite the increase in monthly employment, the construction industry is still facing severe economic headwinds.‘It is encouraging to see more states adding jobs instead of losing them between December and January,’ said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. ‘Yet despite those monthly gains, we’re still a long way from seeing the kind of construction employment figures states experienced in 2006 and 2007.’FW Dodge reports. Top group, January 2011; bottom group, December 2010.The largest percentage drop in construction employment for the year occurred in Nevada (-12.9 percent, -8,400 jobs), followed by Georgia (-12.5 percent, -19,100 jobs); Wisconsin (-8.2 percent, -8,000 jobs); and Kentucky (-8.2 percent, 5,700 jobs). Florida lost the most construction jobs over the past 12 months (-24,000 jobs, -6.7 percent). Other states experiencing large overall declines in construction employment included Georgia; North Carolina (-13,900 jobs, 7.7 percent); and New York (-12,500 jobs, -4.0 percent).Simonson noted fourteen states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2010 and January 2011. Texas added the largest number of construction jobs for the year (33,400 jobs, 5.9 percent). Other states adding large numbers of construction jobs included Michigan (8,300 jobs, 6.8 percent); Pennsylvania (7,100 jobs, 3.3 percent); and Tennessee (4,400 jobs, 4.3 percent). Maine, meanwhile, added the highest percentage of new construction jobs (8.7 percent, 2,100 jobs), Simonson noted.Harsh winter weather affecting much of the country in January likely contributed to some of the annual and monthly state job losses, Simonson cautioned. Among the 20 states losing construction jobs between December and January, Georgia lost the most (-6,300 jobs, -4.5 percent). Other states losing large numbers of jobs included North Carolina (-5,100 jobs, -3.0 percent) and Kansas (-4,800 jobs, -8.9 percent). Kansas lost the highest percentage of construction jobs, followed by South Dakota (-4.8 percent, -1,000 jobs) and South Carolina (-4.6 percent, -3,600 jobs).Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December and January, while employment levels in Delaware remained unchanged, Simonson noted. California added the highest number of jobs (17,800 jobs, 3.2 percent), followed by Illinois (8,800 jobs, 4.6 percent); Michigan (5,900 jobs, 4.7 percent); and Ohio (5,200 jobs, 3.2 percent). Vermont added the highest percentage of construction jobs (5.4 percent, 700 jobs); followed by Maine (5.2 percent, 1,300 jobs); Michigan; and Illinois.Association officials said the new construction employment figures indicate that more needs to be done to help the construction industry recover. They noted that the association was planning to release a comprehensive set of recommendations on March 15th designed to boost private sector demand for construction, help the nation address the infrastructure deficit and cut needless regulations and red tape.‘Allowing this industry to continue to stagnate will have significant long-term impacts on the strength of the labor market and the quality of America’s private and public buildings and infrastructure,’ said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer.View construction employment figures by state and by rank.last_img read more

Italian stadiums open in September

first_img Promoted ContentIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really BeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe While in Italy they are pushing to have fans in Serie A stadiums this season, or September at the latest, England are aiming for October, announced Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Football resumed all over Europe after three months of lockdown, but the games are all being played behind closed doors. As the pandemic eases in Italy, the first European country to be seriously affected, they are also calming restrictions on gatherings. Cinemas and theatres are already open, albeit with social distancing guidelines, so experts wonder why stadiums are not treated the same, especially as they are open-air venues. The Lega Serie A are pushing to have at least season ticket holders enter the stadium during the final weeks of this season. “It’s true that there will be conditions to allow a limited number of fans to enter the stadiums, but the danger would be to allow 10,000 or 12,000 spectators to enter in the same place,” said Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora yesterday. “It would be necessary to understand how to manage this flow. We are now a bit more that two weeks away from the end of the end of the championship and it would be difficult to organise this together with the Federation and the Leagues. “My commitment is to implement this plan for September.” Meanwhile, today British Prime Minister Johnson announced they hope stadiums in England will open their doors in October. “We will pilot larger gatherings in venues like sports stadiums with a view to a wider reopening in the autumn,” said Johnson. “From October, we intend to bring back audiences in stadiums. Again, these changes must be done in a COVID-secure way, subject to the successful outcome of pilots.” read also:Lopez: ‘Lotito runs Italian football!’ The pilot events will be two cricket friendly matches at The Oval on July 26-27, the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield on July 31 and the Goodwood horse racing festival on August 1. There would still be social distancing guidelines in these events and screening procedures at the entrance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more