Numbers of Construction and Extraction Occupations in Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

Occupation group

Construction and Extraction Occupations

Year Number
2005 3,220
2006 3,280
2007 2,960
2008 2,540
2009 2,470
2010 2,090
2011 2,040
2012 1,760
2013 1,570
2014 1,560
2015 2,160
2016 2,270
2017 2,150
2018 2,240

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Year Number
2006 410
2007 330
2008 270
2009 260
2010 260
2011 260
2012 260
2013 230
2014 180
2015 260
2016 240
2017 300
2018 330

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Year Number
2006 50
2007 40
2008 50
2009 50
2015 40
2016 60
2017 40

Carpenters

Year Number
2005 450
2006 830
2007 560
2008 470
2009 420
2010 370
2011 330
2012 130
2013 100
2014 90
2015 280
2016 330
2017 210
2018 400

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Year Number
2007 50
2008 40
2013 50
2014 50
2015 70
2018 60

Construction Laborers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 200
2007 200
2008 190
2009 280
2010 230
2011 290
2012 220
2013 270
2014 240
2015 330
2016 390
2017 540
2018 350

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Year Number
2010 50
2017 30

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Year Number
2005 230
2006 160
2007 120
2008 170
2009 210
2010 180
2011 160
2012 140
2013 120
2014 100
2015 160
2016 190
2017 250
2018 180

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Year Number
2016 30

Electricians

Year Number
2011 190
2012 230
2013 180
2014 210
2015 220
2016 190
2017 160
2018 160

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Year Number
2005 80
2006 70
2007 80
2008 80
2009 50
2010 50
2011 50
2012 60
2013 50
2014 40
2015 30
2016 40
2017 30
2018 40

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2005 150
2007 230
2008 200
2009 150
2012 130
2013 110
2014 150
2015 210
2016 250
2017 170
2018 110

Sheet Metal Workers

Year Number
2006 40
2007 50
2008 40
2013 50
2014 70

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Year Number
2005 290,180
2006 240
2007 370
2008 29,090
2009 25,090
2010 360

Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Year Number
2009 50

Helpers--Carpenters

Year Number
2008 70
2009 60
2010 80
2017 40

Helpers--Electricians

Year Number
2007 80
2008 60
2009 100
2016 30

Construction and Building Inspectors

Year Number
2005 50
2006 40
2007 40
2008 50
2009 40
2010 40
2011 40
2012 40
2014 40
2015 40
2016 40
2017 70

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Year Number
2014 50
2015 60

Highway Maintenance Workers

Year Number
2005 130
2006 90
2007 110
2008 130
2009 120
2010 90
2011 90
2012 90
2013 70
2014 80
2015 90
2016 90
2017 90