By the Numbers:

Nevada construction employment takes dive in recession

Mon, Nov 23, 2009 (2 a.m.)

In September, the construction industry, because of job losses, accounted for the smallest share of Nevada's workforce it has claimed since 1993. Across the country, employment in construction has declined by more than 20 percent in two years, and in states such as Nevada and Arizona that have relied heavily on the industry for growth in recent years, the decline has been even more pronounced.

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