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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.


2020 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics

 

Jan20

Feb20

Mar20

Apr20

May20

Jun20

Construction
Unemployment

515k

531k 658k 1,531k 1,187k 962k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

5.4% 5.5% 6.9% 16.6% 12.7% 10.1%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

3.6% 3.5% 4.4% 14.7% 13.3% 11.1%
             
 Participation Rate 63.2% 63.4% 62.7% 60.2% 60.8% 61.5%

 

Jul20

Aug20

Sep20

Oct20

 Nov20

Dec20

Construction
Unemployment

870k  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

8.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage  10.2%
             
 Participation Rate   61.4%


2019 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics

 

Jan19

Feb19

Mar19

Apr19

May19

Jun19

Construction
Unemployment

638k

588k 490k 439k 294k 390k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

6.4% 6.2% 5.2% 4.7% 3.2% 4.0%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

4.0% 3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 3.6% 3.7%
             
 Participation Rate 63.2% 63.2% 63.0% 62.8% 62.8%
62.9%

 

Jul19

Aug19

Sep19

Oct19

 Nov19

Dec19

Construction
Unemployment

386k 361k
319k

398K


428K


489K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

3.8% 3.6%
3.2% 4.0% 4.4% 5.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage   3.7%   3.7%
3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.5%
             
 Participation Rate   63.0% 63.2%
63.2% 63.6% 63.2% 63.2%


2018 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics

 

Jan18

Feb18

Mar18

Apr18

May18

Jun18

Construction
Unemployment

707

732
696 623 415  466

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 7.3%  7.8%  7.4%  6.5% 4.4%  4.7%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

4.1% 4.1% 4.1% 3.9% 3.8%  4.0%
             
 Participation Rate 62.7% 63.0% 62.9% 62.8% 62.7% 62.9%

 

Jul18

Aug18

Sep18

Oct18

 Nov18

Dec18

Construction
Unemployment

333 328 412

352


375


493

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 3.4% 3.4% 4.1% 3.6% 3.9% 5.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage   3.9%  3.9% 3.9% 3.7% 3.7% 3.9%
             
 Participation Rate   62.9% 62.7% 62.7% 62.9% 62.9% 63.1%


2017 Construction Employment/Unemployment vs. Overall Unemployment Statistics

 

Jan ‘17

Feb ‘17

Mar ‘17

Apr ‘17

May ‘17

Jun ‘17

Construction
Unemployment

859

781 764
585 502
430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

 9.4%
8.8% 8.4%
6.3%
5.3%
4.5%

 

           

Overall Unemployment
by Percentage

4.8% 4.7% 4.5%
4.4%
4.3%
4.4%
             
 Participation Rate  62.9%  63.0%  63.0%
62.9%
62.7%
62.8%

 

Jul ‘17

Aug ‘17

Sep ‘17

Oct ‘17

 Nov ‘17

Dec ‘17

Construction
Unemployment

469 448
448
418

467

554
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage

4.9% 4.7%
4.7%
4.5%
5.0%
5.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Overall Unemployment by Percentage  4.3% 4.4%
4.2%
4.1%
4.1%
4.1%
             
 Participation Rate   62.9%   62.9%   63.1%
62.7%   62.7%  62.7%

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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