Tag Archives: Construction Jobs

Idaho metros can’t keep up with other cities in construction job growth (access required)

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, September 15, 2017, Photo Patrick Sweeney

The 2017 malaise of construction job growth in Idaho’s largest cities lingered into October. Selected metropolitan areas in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado and Wyoming all saw higher job growth rates than Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s highest ranked metro. Coeur d’Alene came ...

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Tiny Lewiston ranks No. 2 in metro city construction job growth (access required)

Clearwater Paper in Lewiston is removing 12 batch digesters to install a continuous pulp mill digester. Photo courtesy of Valley Vision Economic Development.

Buoyed by three large industrial jobs, the tiny Lewiston-Clarkston metropolitan area ranked No. 2 in the nation for percentage increase of construction job growth in May over the prior year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America The number ...

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Construction job growth in Idaho has leveled off (access required)

Construction workers at a Boise building site.

The heady days of 2015 and 2016, where Idaho frequently led the nation with double-digit growth in construction jobs, seems to have tempered in 2017. The number of construction jobs in Idaho did reach a nine-year high at 44,500 in ...

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U.S., Idaho predict construction growth, worker shortages

Excavation is completed for the Auberge Resort Sun Valley in Ketchum, where construction will start in March. Photo courtesy of Jack Bariteau.

Nearly three-fourths of construction firms across the country plan to add workers in 2017 – if they can find them, according to a survey of nearly 1,300 construction firms from 49 states conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. ...

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