Baton Rouge-area among tops for construction jobs

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Large amounts of construction in the Baton Rouge area has led the region to be named among the top gainers in the nation for new construction jobs. Times-Picayune reports ( ) the recognition was announced Wednesday in a report issued by Associated General Contractors of America.
The Baton Rouge-metro area added 5,900 construction jobs — the fourth largest gain in the country, and an increase of 13 percent from the year before.
That was behind the top-ranked Dallas-Plano-Irving area, which added 11,700 jobs, the Los Angeles-Long-Beach-Glendale area, which added 10,000 jobs, and Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, which added 8,200 jobs.
The association's numbers were based on an analysis of federal employment data.

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