Iowa Has Fastest Rise In Construction Employment

August 29, 2016

Iowa has the highest annual growth rate of construction jobs, with a 16.52 percent rise in year-over-year state-level employment.

The data comes from NAHB’s analysis of July regional employment data from the BLS.

Other thriving states for construction employment include Hawaii (12.89 percent year-over-year change), Idaho (12.63 percent), and Colorado (10.88 percent). The national average growth rate is 4.55 percent.

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