The British construction industry has lost 67,000 jobs in last quarter of 2009, which is the largest in any economic sector according to the UK Office of National Statistics.

The number of jobs decreased by 3.1% from 2,162,000 to 2,095,000 between June and September 2009.

Over the last year, construction jobs have fallen by 8.2%, a reduction of 87,000 jobs. Vacancies also fell by almost half compared with last year.