Number of employees in U.S. construction 2000-2018

The construction sector employed almost 11.2 million people in the United States. The construction industry expects to see a stronger emphasis on the digitalization of cities and the improvement of infrastructure through means of data analytics as part of construction operations. However, a strong boom in the construction market due to increased spending has worsened the capacity for employers to fill various job roles. Lower-skilled workers have experienced the largest growth.

How to improve the job shortage?

Many contractors have reported difficulty finding skilled workers in recent years. Generally, construction industry employees are slightly older than the national average and the younger generations seem less enthusiastic about embracing jobs in the industry. A decrease in immigration has also driven the shortage in skilled workers, especially in areas like California and Texas. In order to deal with the shortage of skilled construction workers, employees have begun to offer higher wages, more benefits, and on-the-job training. Many employers have also started to target the employment of female workers.

Number of employees in the U.S. construction industry from 2000 to 2018

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until November 30th
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Sources

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Annual average of monthly figures.
Figures have been rounded.
No value means no data available.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "KBR Inc."

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.