Online Extra: Construction Job Data for the Top 50 Metro Areas

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Metro Area Construction's share of total employment growth, Aug. 2004 to Aug. 2005
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA 22%
New York, NY. 8%
Chicago, IL 4%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ 9%
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV 10%
Detroit, MI *
Houston, TX 9%
Atlanta, GA 13%
Boston, MA-NH 11%
Dallas, TX 2%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 33%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ 25%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI -1%
San Diego, CA 31%
Orange County, CA 18%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY 4%
St. Louis, MO-IL 4%
Baltimore, MD 21%
Oakland, CA 24%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA 9%
Pittsburgh, PA.. -27%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 13%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH *
Miami, FL 7%
Denver, CO 8%
Newark, NJ *
Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 15%
Kansas City, MO-KS 21%
San Francisco, CA 18%
San Jose, CA 8%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 23%
Sacramento, CA 9%
San Antonio, TX -2%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC **
Indianapolis, IN 5%
Fort Lauderdale, FL 9%
Orlando, FL 7%
Columbus, OH 68%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI 29%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 10%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ 22%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ 71%
New Orleans, LA 15%
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT 13%
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Point, NC -16%
Nashville, TN 7%
Hartford, CT -10%
Austin-San Marcos, TX 7%
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 62%
*Construction employment rose while
overall employment fell
**Distorted by shipbuilding
Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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