Construction employment in Wisconsin dropped 1 percent from February 2013 to February 2014.
According to information by the Associated General Contractors of America, the state lost about 500 jobs in that year.
The Milwaukee, West Allis and Waukesha areas lost about 200 jobs. The Madison area also saw a decrease of roughly 200 jobs, but that measurement includes employment data for the mining and logging industries as well.
The Houston, Sugar Land and Baytown, Texas, areas had the largest year-over-year increase in construction employment, gaining 9,600 jobs, according to an AGC news release. Gary, Ind., had the largest decrease in construction employment, losing 4,700 jobs.
Of the 339 metro areas the AGC measures, 175 added employment and 106 dropped jobs. Employment was relatively stable in the remaining 58 areas.Follow @bkevit