ABC: State Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 45 States

National construction unemployment rate was down 2.6% in June 2021 from a year ago, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

July 28, 2021

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The not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate was down 2.6% in June 2021 from a year ago and 45 states had lower unemployment rates over the same period, according to state-by-state analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors

Although not back to pre-pandemic levels, both overall employment and construction employment has demonstrated significant improvement during the past year, ABC said.

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The states with the lowest June 2021 estimated NSA construction unemployment rates from lowest to highest were:

  1. Nebraska, 1.4%

  2. Idaho, 1.8%

  3. Utah, 2%

  4. Georgia, 2.7%

  5. South Dakota, 2.9%

The states with the highest June 2021 estimated NSA construction unemployment rates from lowest to highest were:

  1. California and West Virginia (tie), 11.3%

  2. New York, 12.3%

  3. New Mexico, 13.5%

  4. New Jersey, 13.6%

All of these states were in the bottom five in May, according to the data.

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