Nevada construction decline continues

In an analysis of data from the U.S.Department of Labor, the Associated General Contractors of America found construction employment declined between February 2010 and February 2011 in 32 states. Nevada experienced the largest percentage drop: Minus 9.4 percent, which means 5,900 jobs were lost (62,900 to 57,000). Nevada’s biggest economic engines during the past half century have been gambling and construction.