From December 2010 to November 2011, 25 states added construction jobs, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, data from October to November reveal that only 19 states and Washington, D.C., added construction jobs. "Although there have been selective improvements in private, nonresidential employment, multifamily construction and even home building in a few states, public construction employment declines are negating these gains in much of the country," said Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist.

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