Employment in Jackson County’s construction industry recently boasted the fastest over-the-year growth among published industry sectors, up by 9.1 percent from September 2016 to September 2017. This was substantially faster over-the-year growth than the all-industry average of 1.3 percent. Looking at other recent indicators also points to a recent uptick in the construction sector. The construction industry in Jackson County was the third largest contributor to the 2.9 percent increase in Gross Domestic Product growth in 2016, accounting for 0.6 percentage point of the total increase.
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