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Good news, bad news in Wisconsin construction jobs report

Although Wisconsin gained construction jobs between September and October, the state remains 10,000 jobs short from 2008’s numbers.

The Associated General Contractors of America on Friday reported that Wisconsin had the second-most jobs gained between September and October with 3,500. The state was second only to Michigan, which gained 5,400 jobs in the same month.

But the overall Wisconsin construction job tally of 106,400 for October fell short of the 116,400 jobs the state had in October 2008.

The nationwide construction employment picture remains grim, reported the AGC, with 30 states and Washington, D.C., losing jobs between September and October, and only 18 states adding jobs. Construction employment remained steady in Alaska and New Hampshire.

— Sean Ryan

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