Kansas ranked 20th in construction employment gains in the nation in September, according to a report released Friday by the Associated General Contractors of America.
The report said there were 800 more construction jobs in Kansas in September — for a total of 53,400 — compared with 52,600 in September 2011.
Kansas’ one-month gains were even greater. The report said between August and September, 1,700 construction jobs were added, a 3.3 percent increase, ranking the state third, alongside Alaska, for percentage gains in monthly construction employment.
AGC said in a news release that construction employment declined in 28 states from September 2011 to September 2012, even as 30 states added jobs during the past month.