Construction industry is booming in NYC: state report

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New York City is seeing a record number of construction jobs, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The city’s total construction employment was just under 158,000 last year, topping a record of around 150,000 reached just a year earlier, Crain’s New York reports, citing a report from the comptroller’s office.

The city’s construction industry produced 45,300 jobs between 2010 and 2018, showing an increase of 40 percent. On the state level, employment in the industry climbed 30 percent over the same timeframe.

Construction was the city’s second fastest growing job sector between 2010 and 2018, behind only leisure and hospitality, according to the report.

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