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The Construction Chart Book

The fifth edition of The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more.

This new edition features more charts and topics not covered in previous editions, such as green construction, employment projects, unemployment and re-employment rates, and risks of falls, MSDs, respiratory hazards, and hearing loss by trades.

Copyright Information (pdf)
Foreword (pdf)
Abbreviations (pdf)
Detailed Contents of the Construction Chart Book Fifth Edition (pdf)
Introduction (pdf)
Main Findings (pdf)


When using information appearing in The Construction Chart Book, please credit: CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, produced with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health grant number OH009762.

The authors of the Chart Book suggest reading the text and notes that accompany the charts, as explanations and nuances within the data cannot be fully revealed in charts.

Get detailed chart data by right-clicking on the chart in PowerPoint. Select “edit data.” An Excel file with the numbers used to build the charts will appear. Many numbers shown on the charts are rounded.

  • Note: There are no detailed data for the map charts in PowerPoint. All data for the map charts are reflected in the legends.

Mobile device users: Mobile phones and tablets cannot read Powerpoint. You will need to download an app to view the charts in Powerpoint. There are free and low cost apps available. All charts can be viewed within the PDF pages of the book.

The Construction Chart Book is also available as a bound hardcopy for $15. 
To order, send a check, payable to CPWR Publications, to 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000 Silver Spring MD 20910.