State Construction Unemployment Is Down in 42 States
November 29, 2022
The not seasonally adjusted national construction unemployment rate dropped 1.1% in September 2022 from a year ago, down from 4.5% to 3.4%, according to a state-by-state analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. Forty-two states had lower unemployment rates over the same period, Arkansas and Wisconsin were unchanged, and six states were higher. Almost half of the states had estimated construction unemployment rates at or below 3%.