Construction cranes all over the Valley of the Sun are proof of the amount of commercial construction ongoing in the Phoenix metro area. State wide Arizona has added a whopping 23,800 jobs in nonresidential construction in January, 2020. Figures from the U.S. Labor Department show Arizona has gained 97,700 jobs in the sector over the past 12 months – a year-over-year increase of 2.1%. The largest increase was in the specialty trade segment, which added 17,200 jobs in January. This lowered the construction unemployment rate in Arizona to 5.4% for the month. So if you want to work in construction, now is the time to move to Arizona.