2014 showed an overall 4.76% annual growth rate for the U.S. construction sector.
The largest states for non-residential construction, ranking highest first, were Texas, New York , California, Florida, and Louisiana.
In terms of percentage growth 2014 vs. 2013, the largest gains were posted by Hawaii, Arkansas, Texas, Montana, Oklahoma.
States with the largest drop in construction spending were South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, the District of Columbia, and Vermont.
Construction spending data came from the U.S. Census Bureau, construction employment and annual wage data came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All data is current as of August 13, 2015.
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