Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pittsburgh Boom Continues

Late September, I posted about the growth in Pittsburgh construction jobs. That trend has yet to abate:

Across the country, construction employment remained steady or increased in 120 of 337 metropolitan areas between the Novembers of 2009 and 2010.

“It is good to see the construction industry finishing the year on a relatively positive note,” said Ken Simonson, AGCA’s chief economist. “But even if the industry is no longer on the brink, it is still a long way from recovering.”

Seventy metro areas added jobs last year, led by Phoenix (3,100, a 4 percent increase). Other big gainers were Hanford-Corcoran, Calif., Pittsburgh, Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y., Greeley, Colo. and Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas.

The period covered in that early fall story is August 2009 to August 2010. Three months later, Pittsburgh is still looking like the place to be for growth. If you are looking for a construction job, then you should move to Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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