Column: States that grew quickly had greatest job loss

09/14/2009 | Reed/ACP Construction Data

States that have posted rapid growth in the past few years have felt the biggest impact from the economic downturn and have experienced the greatest loss of construction jobs, writes Jim Haughey. He expects the disparities between those states and states that have experienced fewer losses to widen early next year but start rebounding later in the year. "During the second half of 2010, the expected pickup in commercial work and housing means that construction job growth will be the most rapid in the states where the decline has recently been steepest," he added.

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