“The looming fiscal cliff is already contributing to construction employment declines in many parts of the country,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “We are just not seeing the kind of private sector momentum that the industry experienced earlier this year.”
Among all markets nationwide ranked by AGCA, the one it identifies as “Springfield, Mass./Connecticut” suffered the highest percentage decline in the nation — down 31 percent, reflecting a loss of 3,700 construction jobs year over year. Statewide for Connecticut alone, "http://traclabs.com/psd/buy//#cheap_">cheap construction industry shed five percent of all construction jobs over the same period. The New Haven Labor Market Area lost 7. "blog/buyvalium//#"> percent of construction jobs.
The largest raw job losses during the same period were posted in Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta, Ga., which lost 7,200 jobs over the past year doe to the slowdown.
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