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Florida led all states in adding construction jobs last month

Florida's job creation may have slowed down in recent months with wages relatively stagnant, but it has bragging rights in at least one higher-paying industry.

The Sunshine State added more construction jobs than any other state last month. The addition of 3,200 jobs just beat out Louisiana (up 3,100 jobs), according to an analysis Tuesday from the trade group Associated General Contractors of America.

Overall, the month was a mixed bag, said the AGC, which used Labor Department data for its report. Only 23 states added jobs between August and September. The AGC blamed a combination of labor shortages and uncertainty about many federal investment programs.

Construction industry leaders have noted that there is a shortage of qualified construction workers in Florida, which threatens to impede some projects as development has surged.

Florida led all states in adding construction jobs last month 10/20/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:30pm]
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