Greeley construction jobs up 9 percent
According to the Associated General Contractors of America, employment in construction, mining and logging increased by 9 percent year-over-year in July in Greeley, growing by 1,000 jobs to 11,600.
Jobs in the same sectors in Fort Collins and Loveland remained flat over the year at 7,700.
Colorado added 7,700 jobs, increasing by 5 percent to 151,500 from July 2011.
"Construction employment is healthy in the handful of areas where private sector demand is on the rebound," said Ken Simonson, the ACG's chief economist. "However, construction employment in most metro areas is suffering from the effects of tepid private-sector demand and shrinking public-sector construction budgets."
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