Construction jobs down in Reno/Sparks

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Construction jobs down in Reno/Sparks

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The Reno/Sparks area has lost 700 construction jobs in the last year.

The Reno/Sparks area has lost 700 construction jobs in the last year.

The Associated General Contractors of America reports that the region lost 7 percent of its construction jobs between last month and June of 2012.

The area ranks 312th out of 339 metropolitan areas.

Overall, construction employment increased in nearly 200 of those areas.

Despite those gains, the association cautions that the demand for construction work remains spotty across the nation because of federal budget cuts to infrastructure projects.