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Construction jobs fall in Georgia

The construction industry continues to suffer in Georgia.

According to the Associated General Contractors of America, Georgia lost 12,700 construction jobs between May of 2010 and May of 2011.

1,000 construction jobs were lost between April and May of this year. Only Florida has more construction jobs lost. 

Winfred Dukes of Dukes construction blames lenders.

"Well basically it's because people are not lending. You need capital in order to be put in the system, in order to build things so the contractor can go to work. Part of the reason of that is because we have such a large capacity," said Dukes.

Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia showed gains in construction jobs, including Texas, with 23,200.

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