BLS Releases Employment Data
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from June to July in 13 states, fell in 29 and the District of Columbia, and was unchanged (or within 100 employees of the May figure) in 8. From July 2001 to July 2002, construction employment rose in 23 states and fell in 27 and DC. The largest one-month percentage gain was in Kansas (2%); the other 12 states with gains were up by 1% or less. The heaviest losses were in Georgia (4%), Rhode Island and West Virginia (3%), Colorado, DC, and Nebraska (2%).