Maine is falling behind the rest of the nation in construction jobs, according to an industry trade group.

Recent employment statistics from AGC America ranked Maine 48th in the country for construction job growth in May, the result of 700 fewer construction workers being employed at Maine companies compared to a year earlier.

During the same time period, other New England states added jobs, AGC said, including 1,300 in New Hampshire, 4,700 in Massachusetts and 500 in Vermont. The downward trend continues a two-month slide, with Maine joining only 10 other states that experienced construction job losses, it said.

The six states that added the highest percentage of construction workers in May were all in the Northeast, a region that has seen less growth in recent years than other parts of the country, AGC said.

The report comes on the heels of the state’s largest contractor, Cianbro, announcing that it has recruited 300 additional workers and plans to hire another 300 in the coming weeks.