In general, late 2018 showed solid job numbers in the Southwest region of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Major building projects, ranging from entertainment to housing, drove growth in all three states.
From November 2017 to November 2018, Arizona added 18,500 construction jobs, the fourth most in the U.S, trailing Texas, Florida, and California. Nevada added 9,900 year-over-year. Percentage-wise, Arizona and Nevada rank No. 2 and 3 in year-over-year construction job gains.
From Oct. 2018 to November 2018, Arizona was fourth in added construction jobs with 1,900. Nevada added 1,100 construction jobs month-over-month and New Mexico added 400.