Alaska, Hawaii, Texas and Arizona were at the top of the list of 35 states that added construction jobs in the past year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. "There are strong indications that the expansion will continue for residential and private nonresidential construction, but investment in infrastructure and public buildings is likely to shrink further," said Ken Simonson, the group's chief economist. The country added 48,000 construction jobs in February, the highest one-month gain in the last six years.

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