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Temporary Workers in Construction

Temporary workers — defined as construction workers who reported having a temporary or seasonal job — are a sizable proportion of the construction workforce as they respond to changing needs and fill employment gaps as they arise. Due to the unique circumstances involved in temporary construction work, as well as the potential for greater worker vulnerability, it is important to monitor and understand changes among these workers.

This dashboard summarizes trends in temporary employment in the construction industry. Dashboard data come from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2011-2020 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). The dashboard shows temporary workers by industry, as well as demographics and employment characteristics for those in construction.

Dashboard instructions and information on filters, charts, and definitions are included in the information icon Data Dashboard information icon located to the right of the dashboard title.

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 is available, with the next update scheduled for Summer 2024. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected].

Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. [2023]. Temporary Workers in Construction [dashboard].


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