Construction employment in Wisconsin either declined or was
stagnant between January 2013 and January 2014, according to a
new analysis of federal employment data released by the
Associated General Contractors of America.
report said Wisconsin had 82,300 construction jobs for the
period, a loss of 1,300 jobs, or 2 percent, from January 2013.
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area lost 800 construction jobs,
or 4 percent.
decliners were Fond du Lac, 9 percent; Janesville, 4 percent; La
Crosse, 4 percent; Appleton, 2 percent; Madison, 1 percent; and
Kenosha County, 1 percent. Racine and Sheboygan showed no
Oshkosh-Neenah area experienced the largest percentage increase,
at 8 percent, and had a national ranking of 49th. Wausau added 5
percent more construction jobs, and Green Bay 2 percent.
construction jobs increased in 195 out of 339 metro areas,
according to the AGC. The Los Angeles-Long Beach and Glendale,
Calif., region added the largest number of construction jobs and
Pascagoula, Miss., had the largest percentage increase, at 46
percent. Gary, Ind., had the largest number of job losses and
highest percentage loss.