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Report: New Mexico construction job boom driven by oil, gas


October 13, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A surge in construction jobs continues in New Mexico thanks in large part to the oil and gas boom in the southeastern corner of the state.

A new report by the Associated General Contractors of America found that New Mexico added 4,300 construction jobs in a one-year period starting in August 2018 to reach 51,100 construction jobs, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

The group's analysis of U.S. Department of Labor statistics found that top construction job-growth states all have strong mining/petroleum sectors.

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