The construction jobs in Georgia was back to last year’s level in September, around 2 percent increase from August. The increase in Atlanta construction job market made up nearly 60% of state’s rise.
The building permits in Georgia had a sharp rise in September, more than 23% higher than September 2019. Building permits in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta also saw a significant increase of 484 units compared to August.
Project delays and cancellations, labor shortage, declining revenue and construction spending all pose risk to the funding environment, which leads to the long-term effect of COVID-19 on the construction industry.
The employment in construction industry saw a 6% drop in April which reflects the substantial job loss among construction industry as a result of the pandemic. The full force of the pandemic also hit hard on Georgia building permits in April compared to 2019. Construction jobs and building permits started to increase from April lows as construction resumed gradually in some areas from May.