Construction employment in June 2022 was slightly lower than other occupational sectors (with construction unemployment at 3.7% vs. 3.6% unemployment nationally), according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. But in July, we added 32,000 jobs for a 4.2% construction employment increase.
The Gem State Leads Construction Employment
The top five states for construction employment were:
- South Dakota
The five states with the lowest employment in the construction industry were:
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- New York
Construction Employment Stats July 2022
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported employment increases in every construction industry sector in July. Nonresidential construction employment led the way: There were 7,706,000 employed construction workers in July vs. 7,674,000 in June 2022, with a 32% year-to-year increase and +29% year-to-date in construction starts.
Compared to other employment occupations, construction workers’ hourly wages were also higher in July ’22 ($34.75/hour). Construction employment stats included:
- 3,168,900 Residential
- 2,642,100 Nonresidential specialty trade
- 2,267,200 Residential specialty trade
- 1,081,3000 Heavy/civil engineering
- 901,700 Residential building
- 814,000 Nonresidential building
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