Here’s another positive statistic for those who believe the economy is not headed for another dip: Tacoma construction employment is up 3 percent in July over the same period in 2010.
Figures from Associated General Contractors place construction employment in the Tacoma area at 18,600, up 600 workers from last year.
Those positive numbers aren’t the rule across the state, however. Washington construction employment is down 1,900 jobs from last year to 145,500 construction workers. That’s a one percent decline.
The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area is down by 1,500 jobs or two percent to 66,100 jobs. Olympia is off 3 percent …