NECA will continue to push for legislation that will create jobs in the construction sector. Overall, job growth has picked up over the last few months and the construction industry is no exception. In March, construction employment saw an uptick of approximately 18,000 jobs. Since September 2012, the industry has added a total of 169,000 jobs. In March 2013, employment continued to expand among specialty trade contractors (+23,000), consistent with the long term increase of 128,000 since September2012 which is equally split between the residential and nonresidential components.