Jobs in the city’s construction industry continue to climb to record levels, says state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
New York City’s total construction employment was just under 158,000 last year, topping a record of around 150,000 reached just a year earlier, according to a report from the comptroller’s office Thursday. The city’s construction industry added 45,300 jobs between 2010 and 2018, an increase of 40%. Statewide, employment in the industry climbed 30% over the same timeframe.
While part of that growth came through simply recovering from a crash in jobs during the Great Recession, the report indicates that construction in both the state and city have recovered beyond pre-recession levels. The city lost about 15% of its construction jobs between 2008 and 2010, though that was better than