Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in construction. The data is obtained from analysis of the monthly reports compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.


2017 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics


 

Jan ‘17

Feb ‘17

Mar ‘17

Apr ‘17

May ‘17

Jun ‘17

Construction
Unemployment

859

781764
585502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 9.4%
8.8%8.4%
6.3%
5.3%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

4.8% 4.7%4.5%
4.4%
4.3%

             
 Participation Rate  62.9%  63.0% 63.0%
62.9%
62.7%

 

Jul ‘17

Aug ‘17

Sep ‘17

Oct ‘17

 Nov ‘17

Dec ‘17

Construction
Unemployment






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage  




             
 Participation Rate      
     

Data Source: Table A-14, BLS, (figures are in 000s)


2016 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics


 

Jan ‘16

Feb ‘16

Mar ‘16

Apr ‘16

May ‘16

Jun ‘16

Construction
Unemployment

729

749
768 530   461 417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 8.5%
 8.7%
 8.7%
6.0%  5.2%  4.6%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

4.9% 4.9% 5.0%
5.0%
4.7% 4.9%
             
 Participation Rate  62.7%    62.9% 63.0%
62.8%
62.6%
62.7%

 

Jul ‘16

Aug ‘16

Sep ‘16

Oct ‘16

 Nov ‘16

Dec ‘16

Construction
Unemployment

410 454
474
512

517

670
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

4.5% 5.1%
5.2%
5.7%
5.7%
7.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage  4.9%
 4.9%
5.0%
4.9%
4.6%
4.7%
             
 Participation Rate   62.8%   62.8%  62.9%   62.8%   62.8%   62.7%

Data Source: Table A-14, BLS, (figures are in 000s)



2015 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics

 

Jan ‘15

Feb ‘15

Mar ‘15

Apr ‘15

May ‘15

Jun ‘15

Construction
Unemployment

511

906 831 652
569 522

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

9.8%
10.6%
9.5%
7.5% 
6.7% 6.3%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

5.7% 5.5%
5.5%
5.4%
5.5% 5.3%
             
 Participation Rate  62.9%   62.8%   62.7%  62.8% 62.9%   62.6%

 

Jul ‘15

Aug ‘15

Sep ‘15

Oct ‘15

 Nov ‘15

Dec ‘15

Construction
Unemployment

474

474
 
479

534
 
  536
  

  645
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 5.5%
6.1%
5.5%
6.2%
  6.2%   7.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage    5.3%  5.1%  5.1%   5.0%    5.0%  5.0%
             
 Participation Rate     62.6%    62.6%   62.4%  62.4%   62.5%   62.6%

Data Source: Table A-14, BLS, (figures are in 000s)

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