Construction industry jobs forecast 2010 dismal for West Virginia Nevada Delaware and Ohio

The construction industry is forecast to lose many more jobs in many parts of the country, however some of the states that are expected to be affected badly are West Virginia, Nevada, Delaware and Ohio.


According to Moody's for the entire United States, the construction industry is expected to shed only 0.1% of jobs between the fourth quarter of 2009 and the fourth quarter of 2010.

West Virginia Nevada Delaware Ohio construction industry jobs picture

However, West Virginia is expect to lose another 16.2% of construction jobs, Nevada 11.7%, Delaware 10.8 percent and Ohio 9.9%.

Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Arizona and Washington are expect to lose between 7% and 9.7% of construction jobs for this period.

Construction industry job growth in United States

Construction industry jobs are expected to grow for the overall economy in 2011 and continue growing in 2012 and 2013, according to Moody's.

For West Virginia the jobs picture does not improve until 2012, while Delaware and Ohio are expected to see modest job growth in the construction industry starting 2011.

For Nevada the situation stabilizes in 2011 and 2012 and job growth is expected in 2013.

Some states are expected to gain jobs in 2010. Read that story here. Construction industry job growth in 2010

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