Construction Industry – November 16th

Construction Jobs

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. Despite of the sharp increase, the state’s construction job market has not recovered to the pre-pandemic level. Only eight states’ construction employment have exceeded the pre-pandemic level, where Virginia added most number of jobs, and South Dakota had the largest percentage rise compared to February (source: Associated General Contractors of America, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Building Permits

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. The seasonally adjusted privately-owned housing units authorized at national level was 5.2 percent above August, and 8,1 percent above last year’s rate in September (source: the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development).

Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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