Numbers of Construction and Extraction Occupations in Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division

Occupation group

Construction and Extraction Occupations

Year Number
2005 140,780
2006 148,000
2007 156,920
2008 155,360
2009 135,110
2010 122,380
2011 118,620
2012 114,390
2013 103,670
2014 104,350
2015 95,470
2016 96,610
2017 97,780

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Year Number
2005 8,490
2006 8,430
2007 8,120
2008 8,130
2009 7,220
2010 6,020
2011 5,280
2012 5,480
2013 5,900
2014 6,590
2015 5,690
2016 5,740
2017 5,120

Boilermakers

Year Number
2005 920
2006 670
2007 540
2008 600
2009 770
2012 150
2013 260

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Year Number
2005 4,870
2006 5,000
2007 5,290
2008 4,400
2009 3,670
2010 2,740
2011 2,180
2012 1,750
2013 1,990
2014 2,020
2015 1,990
2016 1,570
2017 1,280

Stonemasons

Year Number
2005 100
2006 110
2007 170
2008 130

Carpenters

Year Number
2005 24,830
2006 27,090
2007 26,780
2008 24,910
2009 21,700
2010 17,750
2011 16,260
2012 12,960
2013 12,090
2014 12,860
2015 12,000
2016 13,760
2017 14,420

Carpet Installers

Year Number
2005 1,050
2006 1,290
2007 1,790
2008 1,570
2009 1,320
2010 1,340
2011 1,310
2012 1,450
2013 960
2014 1,110
2015 890
2016 1,230

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Year Number
2005 700
2006 550
2010 260
2011 230
2012 180
2017 410

Floor Sanders and Finishers

Year Number
2009 240
2010 320
2012 110

Tile and Marble Setters

Year Number
2005 1,090
2006 950
2007 1,140
2008 1,380
2009 1,040
2010 860
2011 660
2012 530
2013 800
2014 790
2015 890
2016 1,330
2017 1,360

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Year Number
2005 4,920
2006 5,140
2007 4,060
2008 4,430
2009 3,800
2010 4,270
2011 4,470
2012 4,290
2013 3,940
2014 3,060
2015 2,040
2016 1,920
2017 2,690

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Year Number
2005 500
2006 510
2012 160

Construction Laborers

Year Number
2005 19,050
2006 25,770
2007 32,900
2008 35,800
2009 29,010
2010 29,790
2011 28,460
2012 29,420
2013 18,760
2014 19,600
2015 17,320
2016 17,580
2017 16,710

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Year Number
2005 1,410
2006 1,020
2007 850
2008 520
2009 500
2010 430
2011 750
2012 700
2013 940
2014 900
2015 860
2016 670
2017 960

Pile-Driver Operators

Year Number
2005 220
2006 150
2007 90

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Year Number
2005 4,310
2006 5,200
2007 6,240
2008 6,430
2009 6,160
2010 5,720
2011 5,080
2012 4,220
2013 4,470
2014 4,310
2015 4,380
2016 5,450
2017 5,390

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Year Number
2005 1,420
2006 2,070
2007 2,150
2008 2,050
2009 1,060
2010 940
2011 1,810
2012 1,640
2013 1,460
2014 770
2015 1,410
2016 1,290
2017 1,740

Tapers

Year Number
2005 1,940
2006 1,600
2007 1,500
2008 1,070
2009 890
2010 720
2011 480
2012 360
2013 370
2014 360
2015 340
2016 320
2017 220

Electricians

Year Number
2011 15,000
2012 15,500
2013 15,700
2014 15,250
2015 13,700
2016 11,530
2017 13,330

Glaziers

Year Number
2005 1,240
2006 1,090
2007 720
2008 980
2009 1,200
2010 980
2011 1,020
2012 760
2013 1,150
2014 990
2016 680
2017 920

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Year Number
2005 810
2007 550
2009 1,140
2011 380
2012 460
2013 490
2014 290
2015 130
2016 370
2017 320

Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Year Number
2006 840
2007 500
2008 480
2010 280
2011 460
2012 810
2013 870
2014 900

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Year Number
2005 6,890
2006 6,660
2007 6,680
2008 6,330
2009 5,580
2010 5,350
2011 5,500
2012 5,140
2013 5,040
2014 5,120
2015 5,530
2016 5,630
2017 5,480

Paperhangers

Year Number
2006 310
2007 250
2009 230
2010 220
2011 370
2012 320
2013 350

Pipelayers

Year Number
2005 450
2006 470
2007 380
2008 310
2013 370
2014 400
2015 450
2017 310

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2005 11,610
2006 12,530
2007 12,940
2008 12,450
2009 12,080
2010 9,860
2011 8,780
2012 7,040
2013 8,540
2014 9,980
2015 8,850
2016 8,830
2017 10,080

Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Year Number
2005 470
2007 330
2008 150
2009 130
2010 190
2011 290
2012 270
2013 250
2014 210
2016 150

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Year Number
2006 1,370
2007 700
2008 1,120
2009 800
2010 690
2011 350
2012 340
2013 500
2014 340
2015 390
2016 450
2017 440

Roofers

Year Number
2011 2,790
2012 2,590
2013 2,890
2014 2,800
2015 3,150
2016 3,030
2017 2,730

Sheet Metal Workers

Year Number
2005 4,320
2006 4,470
2007 4,230
2008 4,520
2009 3,930
2010 3,040
2011 2,930
2012 2,530
2013 2,460
2014 2,090
2015 2,150
2016 2,580
2017 2,800

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Year Number
2005 2,060
2006 1,960
2007 1,710
2008 1,420
2009 1,150
2010 1,120
2011 1,690
2012 2,170
2013 1,630
2014 1,920
2015 1,960
2016 1,830
2017 1,790

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Year Number
2005 1,543,033,204,630
2006 1,374,032,505,210
2007 1,777,038,604,000
2008 1,810,033,603,680
2009 1,722,029,503,050
2010 19,920

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

Year Number
2005 780
2006 1,240
2007 1,200
2008 1,040
2009 370
2010 340
2011 290
2013 130

Helpers--Carpenters

Year Number
2005 2,460
2006 1,760
2007 1,780
2008 1,680
2009 1,080
2010 450
2011 510
2012 510
2013 600

Helpers--Electricians

Year Number
2005 1,150
2006 1,180
2007 670
2008 500
2009 270
2010 490
2011 440
2012 610
2013 590
2014 540
2015 410
2017 160

Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Year Number
2005 270
2006 460
2007 440
2008 280
2012 180

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2005 1,520
2006 1,170
2007 1,330
2008 840
2009 820
2011 1,040
2012 1,230
2013 740
2014 530
2015 350
2016 150

Helpers--Roofers

Year Number
2005 100
2007 270
2008 210
2009 160
2014 510
2016 140

Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

Year Number
2005 920
2006 950
2007 410
2008 340
2009 210
2010 190
2011 50
2013 260
2014 510
2015 390
2016 590
2017 250

Construction and Building Inspectors

Year Number
2005 1,420
2006 1,430
2007 1,280
2008 1,480
2009 1,480
2010 1,990
2011 2,170
2012 2,770
2013 2,480
2014 2,010
2015 1,520
2016 1,670
2017 1,820

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Year Number
2005 750
2006 620
2007 660
2008 590
2009 380
2010 320
2011 280
2012 610
2013 1,000
2014 1,450
2015 1,270
2016 1,110

Fence Erectors

Year Number
2011 100
2012 140
2013 170

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Year Number
2005 1,410
2006 560
2007 380
2008 340
2009 240
2010 270
2011 580
2012 910
2013 1,030
2014 1,220
2015 1,210
2016 960
2017 530

Highway Maintenance Workers

Year Number
2005 1,350
2006 2,350
2007 2,400
2008 2,290
2009 2,200
2013 1,640
2014 1,450
2015 1,610
2016 1,840
2017 2,130

Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Year Number
2007 270
2008 280
2009 250
2010 190
2013 180
2014 180

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Year Number
2006 550
2007 760
2008 600
2009 510
2010 430
2011 840
2012 920
2013 790
2014 650
2015 500
2016 430
2017 370

Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers

Year Number
2017 1,020

Construction and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 1,420
2006 850
2008 730
2009 510
2012 480
2013 510
2014 430
2015 680

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Year Number
2006 220
2007 70
2011 110
2012 80
2013 100
2014 200

Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Year Number
2005 30
2010 40
2011 40
2012 50
2013 50
2014 40
2015 30

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Year Number
2005 100
2006 90

Helpers--Extraction Workers

Year Number
2005 240
2006 160
2007 170
2009 110

Extraction Workers, All Other

Year Number
2005 170