Between October 2011 and October 2012, 156 out of 337 metropolitan areas shed jobs and 127 added workers, based on an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. This has led the industry to be more concerned about the "fiscal cliff." If we go over the cliff it "will only make our nation’s fiscal problems worse," said Butch Brooks, incoming president of the AGC of Washington state. "Construction workers can ill afford the kind of recession that the fiscal cliff would cause."
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