Construction Job Growth
Copyright © 2022 | Santa Fe New Mexican | By Teya Vitu
With continuing construction worker shortages across the country, New Mexico emerged as the No. 2 state for construction job growth by percentage for its 3.3 percent increase from February to March, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in its monthly state construction employment rankings.
New Mexico added 1,700 construction jobs from February to March to reach 52,700 construction jobs, the highest numbers since just before the coronavirus pandemic started in March 2020, AGS statistics show.
AGC also ranks the states for construction job growth over the 25 months since the pandemic started. New Mexico ranks in the middle of the pack at No. 25.
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