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Construction employment remains strong in May in Southern California
Construction employment remains strong in May in Southern California

The construction rebound continued to boost job growth in Southern California in May. The number of people working in construction in metro Los Angeles has grown by 10%, or 11,100 jobs, in the last year, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. In Orange County, it grew 11%, or 8,500 jobs. Both were among the biggest gains in the country in terms of raw numbers, and near the top of the list of large metro areas on a percentage basis. The recovering housing market, a surge in apartment building and a spate of new office projects have pushed growth in construction jobs here over the past year, and construction has accounted for...

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