The construction industry added 31,000 jobs between October and November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.
The bump brought total construction employment to 7.5 million, the highest seasonally adjusted figure recorded since March 2020. The figure is still behind the February 2020 pre-pandemic high by 115,000 jobs.
“It is heartening to see steady job growth across all construction segments following a long period during which only residential contractors were adding employees,” stated Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist. “But record job openings show the industry needs still more workers as more types of nonresidential projects get started.”
Nonresidential construction firms added 20,800 employees, while residential construction recorded an addition of 10,300 employees.
The full AGC report can be found here.