Houston Loses Most Construction Jobs Nationally

September 30, 2017
Houston at night, Photo: rwelborn via Pixabay

Houston’s shortage of construction workers continues to worsen, hampering rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. According to an analysis of federal employment data released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America, Houston lost the most construction jobs nationally—4,500 workers—between August 2016 and August 2017. Many outside contractors are coming to town to help rebuild thousands of homes, businesses, schools, and infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Harvey.

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