New Jersey’s construction job growth climbed to a six-month high in February as the state’s economy rebounds from a brutal winter.
The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the job gains were due largely to an uptick in construction activity in New Jersey and across the country.
The gains were led by construction workers and equipment workers.
New Jersey has seen a significant rebound in construction since December 2016, when a devastating winter brought the state to a halt and its economy to a standstill.
The state added 5,000 construction jobs in February for a gain of 5,800 over December, according to the report.
That’s the highest gain since November 2016, the most recent month for which data is available.
New York, Massachusetts, California and Florida saw increases of 4,400, 3,900 and 2,700 construction jobs, respectively.
In February, the construction sector added jobs in every major state except Alaska and Louisiana.
In New Jersey, the sector added the most jobs, with 3,400 jobs in the state.
Construction and manufacturing employment jumped in March to a record high, the highest monthly gain since December.
Construction employment also hit a record, and the state added the highest amount of jobs since March 2011.
New Brunswick and Maine added the second-highest number of construction jobs at 3,700, according the report, which was released just hours after the state hosted the World Economic Forum in New York.