Construction industry job growth in 2010 in Hawaii Maryland Rhode Island Colorado
Although most parts of the country are losing jobs in the construction industry, some states will buck this trend. They are Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island, Colorado and Alaska.
According to Moody's economy.com, Hawaii is set to experience construction job growth of 2.8% in 2010 and continue a robust growth in construction jobs well into 2013.
Maryland and Colorado construction
Maryland is slated for 2% job growth in construction, and is expected to see a similar gain in the next few years as well.
Rhode Island and Colorado are expected to have 1.8% and 1.7% construction industry job growth in 2010. These states can expect moderate job growth in the field for 2011-2013, according to Moody's.
While Alaska, although slated for only a 1.6% growth in jobs in 2010, is expected to see a higher growth in construction jobs from the last half 2011 all the way to the first half of 2013. Moody's expects Alaska's construction jobs to decline in the last half of 2013.
For the entire United States, Moody's forecasts job losses of 0.1% for 2010, but most states will do much worse. Read that story here. Construction industry job loss forecast for 2010