Employment projections are used to forecast the construction industry’s needs for employees and to guide workforce development, in addition to identifying safety and health concerns that may result from projected changes.
This dashboard, which originally accompanied CPWR’s March 2022 Data Bulletin, summarizes projections for construction industry employment using national data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and state data from Projections Central, a product of the Projections Managing Partnership, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The dashboard includes employment projections by state, major subsector, detailed subsector, and occupation, as well as projected job openings due to workers leaving the occupation (e.g., separations) and growth by occupation.
The projections presented are likely an underestimate as BLS does not include potential impacts of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Build Back Better Framework, which together are expected to add an average of 1.5 million jobs annually.
Information on specific charts and instructions for dashboard use are included in the information icon located to the right of the dashboard.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. Each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated annually when new data are available, with the next update planned for Fall 2024. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected].
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . Construction Employment Projections [dashboard].