Caught in a bursting bubble
Once dominant county industry brought to knees when construction slowed
When the housing bubble burst in 2007, the construction industry was sucker-punched.
Of industries hit hardest during the recession that followed, the construction sector experienced the largest national decrease in employment, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By December 2008, gross job gains were the lowest on record, and it was estimated that almost 1 million jobs had vanished.
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