The Biggest Loser

THE BIGGEST LOSER “An analysis of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics figures by the Associated General Contractors of America shows Houston lost 25,500 construction jobs between December 2008 and December 2009. The Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown area fell from 203,900 construction jobs at the end of December 2008 to 178,400 jobs at the end of 2009 for a 13 percent decrease. Houston had the largest total job loss in the construction sector, but other metropolitan areas had higher percentage decreases year over year, according to the association.” [Houston Business Journal]