The growing number of job losses in Alabama's construction industry could be attributed to the implementation of the state's new immigration law. Based on an analysis of employment figures by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction-related employment has dropped from 85,900 in June to 80,700 in October. "Some of it has to do with the immigration law," said Henry Hagood, head of the Alabama AGC chapter. "Crews have left the state. That's not the only reason for the numbers. Our market is down at the bottom. Every little thing, when you don't have as much work, contributes to it."

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