Construction jobs fell by nearly 17,000 between September last year and September this year in the Seattle-Tacoma area according to a new study released today by Associated General Contractors of America.
That’s a 14 percent reduction in filled construction positions in Western Washington’s two largest cities. According to the survey, Tacoma lost 3,300 construction jobs and Seattle-Bellevue-Everett’s construction force dropped by 13,600 during the last year.
That percentage job loss ranked the two cities 215th on the list of 337 U.S. metropolitan areas. Only 12 metro areas in the country reported construction job gains in that period.
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