published Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Which states had the most construction job growth in the past 12 months?

Construction continues Monday on the new Whirlpool manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn.
Construction continues Monday on the new Whirlpool manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn.
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Tennessee ranked among the leading states in construction job growth in the past 12 months. Georgia was the third-worst state, losing 12,700 construction jobs in the past year.

1 Michigan added 6,300 construction jobs, 5.2 percent growth rate

2 Hawaii added 1,200 construction jobs, 4.2 percent growth rate

3 Texas added 23,200 construction jobs, 4.1 percent growth rate

4 Tennessee added 4,200 construction jobs, 4 percent growth rate

5 Oklahoma added 2,500 construction jobs, 3.7 percent growth rate

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2011 construction employment compared with May 2010 construction employment. Overall, 22 states plus the District of Columbia added jobs while 28 states lost construction jobs in the past year.

— Compiled by Business Editor Dave Flessner

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