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Montana Ranks First in Nation for Construction Jobs Gained

Montana gained nearly 4,000 construction jobs during the pandemic period dating from February 2020 to January of 2022. This equates to an 11.4% increase in the number of construction workers in the state, leading the nation according to a press release this week from the Associated General Contractors of America.

While almost half of the country – 21 states and the District of Columbia – lost construction jobs during this same time period, Montana’s employment levels have remained strong. “I think the message is clear – construction is open for business and we’re hiring,” says David Smith, MCA...


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