Report: Ohio booms with 2,100 new construction jobs
In a bold sign for the Ohio economy, the state added 2,100 construction jobs in February. That’s the finding from the Associated General Contractors of America.
It said the Buckeye State went from 207,200 construction jobs in January to 209,300 last month.
Also impressive, Ohio added 10,900 construction jobs in the past year.
An increase in these jobs suggests overall economic growth across the state, as builders are needed for housing or development projects.
Ohio is not alone in adding construction jobs.
In fact, 27 states added workers in February compared to the previous month.
“In most of the country, construction continues to outpace other industries in adding jobs,” said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the association. “Contractors remain upbeat about demand for many types of projects, but they are having difficulty finding enough qualified workers.”