Numbers of Construction and Extraction Occupations in National

Occupation group

Construction and Extraction Occupations

Year Number
2001 6,239,430
2002 6,124,600
2003 6,085,510
2004 6,170,410
2005 6,370,400
2006 6,680,710
2007 6,708,200
2008 6,548,760
2009 5,751,630
2010 5,072,530
2011 4,956,770
2012 4,978,290
2013 5,088,030
2014 5,290,270
2015 5,477,820
2016 5,585,420
2017 5,728,460
2018 5,962,640

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Year Number
2001 514,750
2002 508,620
2003 516,540
2004 542,440
2005 555,380
2006 574,870
2007 577,130
2008 577,390
2009 531,840
2010 474,510
2011 459,830
2012 456,640
2013 467,130
2014 496,370
2015 517,560
2016 538,220
2017 556,300
2018 598,210

Construction Trades Workers

Year Number
2012 3,671,980
2013 3,760,870
2014 3,915,350
2015 4,076,800
2016 4,216,890
2017 4,348,180
2018 4,497,490

Boilermakers

Year Number
2001 24,390
2002 24,560
2003 20,270
2004 18,520
2005 17,760
2006 17,240
2007 18,650
2008 20,400
2009 22,400
2010 19,030
2011 18,850
2012 17,660
2013 15,950
2014 17,210
2015 16,350
2016 16,660
2017 15,020
2018 13,870

Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons

Year Number
2012 68,420
2013 69,150
2014 70,580
2015 74,570
2016 77,560
2017 76,770
2018 76,240

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Year Number
2001 109,840
2002 109,900
2003 107,900
2004 107,660
2005 115,950
2006 118,080
2007 116,290
2008 106,270
2009 87,780
2010 68,520
2011 62,560
2012 57,090
2013 58,730
2014 59,340
2015 61,360
2016 64,370
2017 64,790
2018 63,930

Stonemasons

Year Number
2001 11,880
2002 12,870
2003 13,710
2004 16,320
2005 17,030
2006 18,210
2007 18,760
2008 18,910
2009 14,080
2010 11,920
2011 11,950
2012 11,330
2013 10,410
2014 11,250
2015 13,210
2016 13,190
2017 11,990
2018 12,310

Carpenters

Year Number
2001 851,610
2002 856,750
2003 852,080
2004 882,490
2005 935,920
2006 985,990
2007 969,670
2008 899,920
2009 743,760
2010 620,410
2011 578,910
2012 567,820
2013 580,570
2014 617,060
2015 639,190
2016 676,980
2017 693,050
2018 718,730

Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers

Year Number
2012 66,540
2013 68,950
2014 71,980
2015 75,280
2016 77,410
2017 81,130
2018 83,740

Carpet Installers

Year Number
2001 36,340
2002 38,320
2003 37,720
2004 40,170
2005 37,050
2006 36,840
2007 34,630
2008 34,390
2009 29,080
2010 25,580
2011 24,670
2012 25,350
2013 24,640
2014 26,050
2015 25,810
2016 25,660
2017 26,120
2018 26,100

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Year Number
2001 13,560
2002 14,840
2003 15,070
2004 15,800
2005 14,520
2006 14,910
2007 14,070
2008 14,250
2009 11,870
2010 9,480
2011 9,660
2012 9,980
2013 10,020
2014 9,830
2015 9,830
2016 10,340
2017 11,860
2018 14,050

Floor Sanders and Finishers

Year Number
2001 8,230
2002 7,740
2003 6,700
2004 6,430
2005 5,950
2006 7,480
2007 8,220
2008 8,220
2009 7,000
2010 5,740
2011 4,970
2012 4,150
2013 4,200
2014 4,510
2015 4,700
2016 4,590
2017 4,320
2018 4,460

Tile and Marble Setters

Year Number
2001 30,390
2002 33,550
2003 36,900
2004 42,930
2005 47,410
2006 51,330
2007 52,790
2008 51,210
2009 41,140
2010 31,670
2011 28,630
2012 27,050
2013 30,090
2014 31,590
2015 34,940
2016 36,830
2017 38,820
2018 39,130

Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Workers

Year Number
2012 138,560
2013 145,120
2014 155,820
2015 166,610
2016 177,340
2017 181,270
2018 189,130

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Year Number
2001 176,590
2002 177,930
2003 180,540
2004 191,690
2005 204,720
2006 218,170
2007 213,850
2008 201,730
2009 165,700
2010 140,950
2011 135,330
2012 135,200
2013 141,910
2014 152,570
2015 163,360
2016 173,920
2017 178,640
2018 186,400

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Year Number
2001 5,800
2002 6,130
2003 6,140
2004 6,700
2005 5,440
2006 6,550
2007 5,920
2008 5,550
2009 4,290
2010 3,640
2011 3,500
2012 3,350
2013 3,220
2014 3,250
2015 3,250
2016 3,420
2017 2,630
2018 2,730

Construction Laborers

Year Number
2001 825,390
2002 830,860
2003 837,650
2004 854,840
2005 934,000
2006 1,016,530
2007 1,053,060
2008 1,020,290
2009 856,440
2010 777,700
2011 779,370
2012 814,470
2013 824,970
2014 852,870
2015 887,580
2016 912,100
2017 962,060
2018 1,001,470

Construction Equipment Operators

Year Number
2012 393,410
2013 400,280
2014 402,920
2015 411,920
2016 412,190
2017 418,760
2018 433,690

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 57,880
2002 58,760
2003 57,980
2004 61,860
2005 63,220
2006 63,090
2007 63,850
2008 61,230
2009 54,850
2010 51,830
2011 54,120
2012 54,460
2013 55,720
2014 54,940
2015 53,110
2016 51,880
2017 49,760
2018 46,760

Pile-Driver Operators

Year Number
2001 4,950
2002 4,670
2003 4,390
2004 4,450
2005 4,410
2006 5,280
2007 5,050
2008 4,790
2009 4,240
2010 4,230
2011 3,830
2012 3,800
2013 3,620
2014 3,470
2015 3,670
2016 3,570
2017 3,710
2018 3,450

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 353,650
2002 343,710
2003 343,640
2004 357,080
2005 378,720
2006 393,090
2007 403,620
2008 398,910
2009 368,200
2010 334,730
2011 335,410
2012 335,160
2013 340,950
2014 344,510
2015 355,140
2016 356,750
2017 365,300
2018 383,480

Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers

Year Number
2012 91,180
2013 96,080
2014 101,850
2015 106,000
2016 111,650
2017 114,630
2018 120,220

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Year Number
2001 121,450
2002 111,600
2003 111,970
2004 113,350
2005 126,810
2006 140,630
2007 137,570
2008 128,740
2009 102,880
2010 82,320
2011 75,520
2012 75,810
2013 79,950
2014 85,020
2015 88,490
2016 93,180
2017 96,550
2018 101,900

Tapers

Year Number
2001 37,920
2002 33,320
2003 33,540
2004 36,370
2005 38,570
2006 40,090
2007 37,280
2008 31,850
2009 24,050
2010 17,690
2011 15,340
2012 15,370
2013 16,120
2014 16,820
2015 17,500
2016 18,480
2017 18,080
2018 18,320

Electricians

Year Number
2011 512,290
2012 519,850
2013 542,680
2014 566,930
2015 592,230
2016 607,120
2017 631,080
2018 655,840

Glaziers

Year Number
2001 46,960
2002 46,950
2003 46,230
2004 43,140
2005 49,310
2006 51,990
2007 50,800
2008 51,730
2009 46,400
2010 40,880
2011 41,960
2012 42,350
2013 44,050
2014 42,820
2015 44,230
2016 47,140
2017 47,330
2018 50,940

Insulation Workers

Year Number
2001 54,270
2002 51,740
2003 52,170
2012 50,760
2013 51,600
2014 52,850
2015 55,180
2016 56,770
2017 55,930
2018 56,440

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Year Number
2004 37,000
2005 34,250
2006 31,450
2007 29,660
2008 28,390
2009 26,500
2010 23,380
2011 24,170
2012 22,540
2013 23,850
2014 24,180
2015 25,850
2016 29,500
2017 31,100
2018 31,840

Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Year Number
2004 17,110
2005 22,100
2006 27,900
2007 29,110
2008 30,150
2009 29,620
2010 28,100
2011 28,600
2012 28,220
2013 27,740
2014 28,660
2015 29,330
2016 27,270
2017 24,840
2018 24,610

Painters and Paperhangers

Year Number
2012 187,790
2013 196,350
2014 208,170
2015 216,340
2016 220,470
2017 224,050
2018 231,200

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Year Number
2001 256,220
2002 257,140
2003 247,880
2004 249,560
2005 249,850
2006 263,390
2007 260,260
2008 250,310
2009 214,240
2010 189,840
2011 184,820
2012 184,330
2013 192,890
2014 204,600
2015 213,330
2016 217,280
2017 221,340
2018 228,420

Paperhangers

Year Number
2001 9,320
2002 9,450
2003 8,910
2004 7,660
2005 7,710
2006 6,160
2007 5,970
2008 4,610
2009 5,140
2010 4,040
2011 4,230
2012 3,460
2013 3,460
2014 3,570
2015 3,020
2016 3,190
2017 2,710
2018 2,780

Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2012 383,970
2013 392,460
2014 413,650
2015 432,380
2016 451,500
2017 466,950
2018 476,140

Pipelayers

Year Number
2001 56,190
2002 52,380
2003 51,940
2004 54,470
2005 56,280
2006 58,330
2007 56,890
2008 54,440
2009 49,190
2010 45,320
2011 43,570
2012 43,590
2013 41,080
2014 41,080
2015 40,710
2016 39,620
2017 38,690
2018 38,070

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2001 438,290
2002 438,560
2003 433,600
2004 424,360
2005 420,770
2006 435,960
2007 435,010
2008 437,540
2009 400,970
2010 358,790
2011 349,320
2012 340,370
2013 351,380
2014 372,570
2015 391,680
2016 411,870
2017 428,260
2018 438,070

Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Year Number
2001 53,790
2002 54,290
2003 53,530
2004 54,920
2005 47,760
2006 50,700
2007 49,310
2008 43,290
2009 34,280
2010 26,430
2011 22,810
2012 21,040
2013 20,600
2014 20,760
2015 22,420
2016 22,810
2017 24,180
2018 24,870

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Year Number
2001 29,610
2002 29,540
2003 30,250
2004 32,660
2005 30,270
2006 30,180
2007 28,270
2008 28,620
2009 24,200
2010 19,590
2011 15,730
2012 15,330
2013 17,280
2014 18,530
2015 20,060
2016 20,020
2017 18,480
2018 18,360

Roofers

Year Number
2011 95,840
2012 97,650
2013 99,060
2014 103,650
2015 109,720
2016 116,410
2017 121,170
2018 128,680

Sheet Metal Workers

Year Number
2001 207,960
2002 197,110
2003 189,590
2004 184,740
2005 174,550
2006 177,540
2007 167,730
2008 163,480
2009 146,690
2010 131,600
2011 130,670
2012 133,420
2013 134,110
2014 132,530
2015 135,570
2016 134,450
2017 132,920
2018 131,570

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Year Number
2001 78,700
2002 74,700
2003 70,420
2004 70,240
2005 68,900
2006 67,560
2007 65,100
2008 68,670
2009 65,130
2010 58,460
2011 56,920
2012 57,070
2013 57,480
2014 60,010
2015 64,280
2016 69,440
2017 74,420
2018 77,410

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Year Number
2001 945,570
2002 917,020
2003 914,600
2004 928,370
2005 606500 120070 241380
2006 617370 125030 250970
2007 1,010,310
2008 1,014,820
2009 931,740
2010 838,360
2012 4,710
2013 4,130
2014 5,170
2015 6,870
2016 8,870
2017 9,000
2018 8,950

Helpers, Construction Trades

Year Number
2012 210,460
2013 216,320
2014 224,500
2015 228,710
2016 228,590
2017 229,470
2018 233,580

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

Year Number
2001 64,730
2002 60,740
2003 59,890
2004 61,680
2005 58,690
2006 62,290
2007 57,870
2008 53,300
2009 40,770
2010 31,160
2011 26,750
2012 24,310
2013 24,280
2014 23,570
2015 22,970
2016 23,950
2017 24,660
2018 24,340

Helpers--Carpenters

Year Number
2001 99,490
2002 97,900
2003 98,180
2004 106,130
2005 101,870
2006 104,200
2007 96,180
2008 81,260
2009 62,020
2010 46,910
2011 40,160
2012 35,870
2013 37,400
2014 38,900
2015 37,820
2016 35,890
2017 33,740
2018 33,020

Helpers--Electricians

Year Number
2001 108,070
2002 97,690
2003 93,520
2004 92,820
2005 90,370
2006 100,550
2007 101,370
2008 104,050
2009 90,930
2010 72,390
2011 65,300
2012 59,610
2013 63,660
2014 68,280
2015 71,610
2016 71,890
2017 72,580
2018 75,970

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

Year Number
2001 29,750
2002 31,320
2003 29,130
2004 26,090
2005 21,820
2006 23,390
2007 22,770
2008 19,900
2009 15,740
2010 12,320
2011 10,980
2012 10,980
2013 11,640
2014 11,570
2015 11,030
2016 10,780
2017 11,000
2018 10,600

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2001 79,980
2002 78,570
2003 77,580
2004 74,820
2005 77,630
2006 81,510
2007 83,380
2008 79,870
2009 68,270
2010 57,660
2011 51,420
2012 46,510
2013 47,160
2014 51,350
2015 55,530
2016 54,080
2017 54,790
2018 54,710

Helpers--Roofers

Year Number
2001 24,200
2002 21,940
2003 21,490
2004 21,530
2005 20,510
2006 21,050
2007 21,250
2008 18,730
2009 15,440
2010 12,310
2011 12,540
2012 12,200
2013 13,130
2014 11,640
2015 10,810
2016 10,190
2017 9,550
2018 8,630

Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

Year Number
2004 38,310
2005 37,590
2006 35,880
2007 33,870
2008 27,210
2009 21,390
2010 19,570
2011 19,020
2012 20,980
2013 19,050
2014 19,190
2015 18,930
2016 21,820
2017 23,140
2018 26,320

Other Construction and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 382,000
2013 379,760
2014 384,390
2015 393,710
2016 403,940
2017 410,610
2018 422,540

Construction and Building Inspectors

Year Number
2001 72,200
2002 75,190
2003 79,720
2004 82,690
2005 87,820
2006 96,630
2007 95,890
2008 96,000
2009 90,730
2010 89,270
2011 89,620
2012 89,280
2013 87,620
2014 88,410
2015 91,480
2016 94,960
2017 98,810
2018 104,090

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Year Number
2001 26,450
2002 20,920
2003 21,470
2004 21,110
2005 21,000
2006 21,700
2007 22,950
2008 25,070
2009 23,450
2010 20,430
2011 20,440
2012 19,700
2013 21,270
2014 20,590
2015 21,000
2016 22,240
2017 24,490
2018 26,830

Fence Erectors

Year Number
2001 20,550
2002 21,730
2003 22,550
2004 23,350
2005 22,600
2006 24,610
2007 26,650
2008 25,710
2009 21,840
2010 20,810
2011 21,000
2012 21,250
2013 19,960
2014 20,990
2015 21,160
2016 21,500
2017 21,430
2018 23,530

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Year Number
2001 36,660
2002 37,350
2003 36,590
2004 38,550
2005 38,260
2006 38,740
2007 39,530
2008 42,500
2009 41,100
2010 36,910
2011 36,270
2012 37,440
2013 40,290
2014 42,250
2015 42,560
2016 44,280
2017 43,260
2018 44,000

Highway Maintenance Workers

Year Number
2001 148,390
2002 146,290
2003 140,450
2004 136,550
2005 140,600
2006 138,670
2007 137,140
2008 136,420
2009 139,490
2010 142,530
2011 143,760
2012 141,180
2013 139,070
2014 140,650
2015 142,300
2016 143,320
2017 146,580
2018 149,260

Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 11,680
2002 10,450
2003 11,170
2004 10,430
2005 13,510
2006 13,680
2007 14,050
2008 15,020
2009 14,880
2010 15,520
2011 15,590
2012 16,870
2013 15,590
2014 14,820
2015 14,470
2016 14,250
2017 15,070
2018 14,410

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Year Number
2001 16,200
2002 15,530
2003 16,310
2004 16,670
2005 17,940
2006 22,090
2007 23,440
2008 24,730
2009 24,690
2010 24,350
2011 24,940
2012 24,020
2013 24,030
2014 24,350
2015 27,080
2016 26,320
2017 26,250
2018 27,090

Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers

Year Number
2012 32,260
2013 31,920
2014 32,320
2015 33,660
2016 37,070
2017 69,440
2018 66,680

Segmental Pavers

Year Number
2001 2,670
2002 2,100
2003 1,710
2004 840
2005 330
2006 880
2007 1,090
2008 1,170
2009 1,040
2010 1,280
2011 1,330
2012 1,490
2013 1,110
2014 1,130
2015 1,240
2016 1,720

Construction and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 81,260
2005 63,340
2006 56,130
2007 58,040
2008 55,820
2009 47,630
2012 30,770
2013 30,810
2014 31,190
2015 32,420
2016 35,340

Extraction Workers

Year Number
2012 257,220
2013 263,940
2014 269,660
2015 261,040
2016 197,770
2017 183,900
2018 210,820

Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Year Number
2012 104,230
2013 108,790
2014 109,320
2015 105,120
2016 71,860
2017 64,240
2018 79,030

Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 15,150
2002 14,120
2003 15,080
2004 13,880
2005 13,270
2006 16,920
2007 19,410
2008 23,590
2009 21,080
2010 16,930
2011 19,480
2012 21,950
2013 22,400
2014 20,760
2015 19,330
2016 11,580
2017 9,590
2018 11,310

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 15,560
2002 13,110
2003 14,830
2004 13,860
2005 15,500
2006 18,010
2007 22,600
2008 27,020
2009 25,500
2010 20,230
2011 21,650
2012 25,090
2013 27,130
2014 26,480
2015 24,960
2016 17,400
2017 15,370
2018 18,010

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Year Number
2001 13,320
2002 12,310
2003 12,640
2004 16,210
2005 19,530
2006 25,360
2007 30,440
2008 36,850
2009 36,450
2010 36,620
2011 46,880
2012 57,180
2013 59,260
2014 62,080
2015 60,830
2016 42,890
2017 39,270
2018 49,710

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 19,630
2002 19,830
2003 19,970
2004 19,320
2005 18,800
2006 19,070
2007 19,760
2008 20,220
2009 17,850
2010 16,200
2011 17,020
2012 17,680
2013 17,620
2014 19,160
2015 19,490
2016 18,500
2017 17,470
2018 18,270

Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Year Number
2001 4,790
2002 4,850
2003 5,140
2004 5,290
2005 4,800
2006 5,110
2007 5,750
2008 6,060
2009 6,280
2010 5,710
2011 5,210
2012 6,330
2013 6,540
2014 7,970
2015 7,540
2016 6,310
2017 5,850
2018 5,640

Mining Machine Operators

Year Number
2012 23,290
2013 21,780
2014 20,960
2015 19,880
2016 20,120
2017 20,240
2018 22,910

Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 9,560
2002 8,100
2003 7,610
2004 8,060
2005 9,000
2006 9,660
2007 9,830
2008 10,920
2009 11,230
2010 13,060
2011 12,280
2012 13,640
2013 12,180
2014 11,540
2015 11,130
2016 12,030
2017 12,000
2018 14,710

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 5,860
2002 5,060
2003 4,460
2004 3,900
2005 6,080
2006 7,700
2007 8,460
2008 9,190
2009 7,940
2010 6,630
2011 5,850
2012 6,750
2013 6,850
2014 6,960
2015 6,630
2016 5,930
2017 5,400
2018 4,920

Mining Machine Operators, All Other

Year Number
2004 2,710
2005 2,450
2006 2,880
2007 4,170
2008 4,650
2009 4,830
2010 3,200
2011 2,980
2012 2,900
2013 2,740
2014 2,470
2015 2,120
2016 2,160
2017 2,840
2018 3,280

Rock Splitters, Quarry

Year Number
2001 2,710
2002 2,610
2003 3,240
2004 3,180
2005 3,600
2006 3,790
2007 4,100
2008 4,210
2009 3,430
2010 3,390
2011 3,600
2012 4,490
2013 4,130
2014 3,630
2015 3,790
2016 3,770
2017 4,310
2018 4,870

Roof Bolters, Mining

Year Number
2001 3,990
2002 3,980
2003 3,980
2004 4,290
2005 4,140
2006 4,240
2007 4,130
2008 4,950
2009 5,470
2010 5,610
2011 6,060
2012 6,790
2013 5,880
2014 5,710
2015 5,220
2016 3,930
2017 3,410
2018 3,250

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 37,010
2002 31,960
2003 32,720
2004 32,280
2005 33,570
2006 41,120
2007 54,200
2008 62,540
2009 61,320
2010 48,880
2011 51,540
2012 59,320
2013 68,230
2014 73,450
2015 71,790
2016 51,290
2017 48,140
2018 54,810

Helpers--Extraction Workers

Year Number
2001 30,910
2002 28,690
2003 28,860
2004 26,430
2005 25,550
2006 23,980
2007 24,670
2008 25,550
2009 24,210
2010 23,400
2011 23,970
2012 25,840
2013 23,020
2014 24,130
2015 22,820
2016 17,660
2017 15,280
2018 15,930

Extraction Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 10,450
2005 9,060
2006 8,880
2007 8,890
2008 7,800
2009 7,340
2010 6,660
2011 8,590
2012 9,250
2013 7,960
2014 5,320
2015 5,400
2016 4,320
2017 4,970
2018 6,110