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ARLINGTON, VA-Construction employment remains a mixed bag when it comes to recovery, according to Associated General Contractors of America analyses of US Labor Department data. Both a majority of states and a majority of metro areas posted year-over-year gains for July, but few have surpassed their pre-recession peaks, the locally based association said in two separate reports this week.

At the state level, construction employment rose Y-O-Y in 37 states, the largest number since early last year. However, AGC chief economist Ken Simonson says only two states posted figures greater than what they experienced prior to the downturn, and only about one-third of the states posted increases from June to July.

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