The San Diego-Carlsbad metropolitan area gained 6,000 construction jobs from November 2014 to November 2015, according to an analysis of federal employment data from the Associated General Contractors of America, an industry trade group.
The region saw a 9 percent gain year over year, from 64,000 to 70,000 jobs. It ranked 48th out of 350 metropolitan areas.
“Construction employment is expanding in more parts of the country now that firms appear to be having more success finding workers to hire,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist.
The Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine metropolitan area gained the most construction jobs statewide — 8,200 — for a total of 93,500 jobs, a 10 percent increase from November 2014.