Coronavirus impact on California construction industry; 11,600 jobs lost

The novel coronavirus continues to create problems for all types and sizes of businesses and industries in the U.S. and around the globe. California’s construction sector was also hit hard by the coronavirus as thousands lost their construction jobs in early March.

California has 885,300 construction workers but was down 11,600 jobs in March, according to Associated General Contractors of America. That was the third-largest statewide drop since 2010 and the No. 1 drop nationally.

Meanwhile, construction was roughly 1-in-9 lost jobs statewide in March, according to the report, which noted that the state officially lost 99,500 jobs in March, the worst drop in the nation.

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