As of July 2016, thirty-nine states, plus the District of Columbia, have seen rising construction employment growth rates, as of July 2016, according to a National Association of Home Builders analysis. The highest growth rates were reported from Iowa (16.52%), Hawaii (12.89%), Idaho (12.63%) and Colorado (10.88%), all scoring far above the national average growth rate of 4.55%.
Eleven states have reported construction job losses over the past year. North Dakota, Wyoming, and Kansas, which are large oil and energy-producing states, saw the greatest losses.
All but six states have also reported a gain in state-level employment, year over year. The states with the highest gains were Idaho, Oregon, and Florida.