Construction and Business Services Lead KC in Employment Growth
Kansas City’s Mining-Logging and Construction industry (the vast majority of which is construction employment) increased 8.1 percent (3,300 jobs) between October 2012 and October 2013. As we have mentioned before, construction employment took a big hit during the recession and has been slow to recover, so this is certainly welcome news.
Most local industries saw employment increases. The only exceptions are retail and federal and state government employment. Federal government employment fell to 23,900 marking its lowest point since at least 1990.
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