Real Estate Log: Fresno construction jobs up in November

Posted by BoNhia Lee on January 2, 2014 

Framer Ceasar Martinez of Central Valley Construction, a sub-contrator of McMillin Homes, works in the Stallion Springs home development in southeast Fresno in August. Construction employment is up in Fresno, Hanford and Corcoran.

CRAIG KOHLRUSS — Fresno Bee Staff Photo Buy Photo

Construction employment is up in Fresno and the Hanford and Corcoran areas, but experts say there’s still a long way to go before jobs reach peak levels again.

In the Fresno metropolitan area, construction jobs increased 2% in November to 12,700 compared to 12,500 a year ago at the same time, according to federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Jobs in construction, mining and logging in Hanford and Corcoran increased 13% to 900 jobs last month compared to 800 in November 2012.

The Madera and Chowchilla area saw no job growth while Visalia and Porterville saw an 8% drop to 3,600 from 3,900.

 

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