1.3 : Value of Construction and Research




1.3.7 Buildings Design and Construction Trades, by Year
| Number of Residential Builder
Employees, in thousands | Establishments with Payrolls, in thousands (2)
Architects Construction (1) | New Construction Remodeling Both Total (3)
1980 N.A. 3,065 | 1982 14.4 21.7 57.5 93.6
1990 N.A. 3,861 | 1987 38.4 32.8 48.1 119.3
2000 (4) 215 5,183 | 1992 36.3 43.3 51.0 130.6
2005 235 7,336 | 1997 46.6 33.6 52.1 134.1
2006 221 7,691 | 2002 95.4 28.0 47.7 167.4
2007 240 7,630 | 2007 52.4 49.8 69.8 163.1
2008 233 7,162 |
2009 204 6,016 |
2010 184 5,526 |
Note(s): 1) Does not include industrial building or heavy construction (e.g., dam and bridge building). In 1999, 76% of the employment shown is considered for "production." The entire U.S. construction industry employs an estimated 10 million people, including manufacturing. 2) In 2000, NAHB report having 200,000 members, one-third of which were builders. 3) Excludes homebuilding establishments without payrolls, estimated by NAHB at an additional 210,000 in 1992. 4) NAHB reports that 2,448 full-time jobs in construction and related industries are generated from the construction of every 1,000 single-family homes and 1,030 jobs are created from the construction of every 1,000 multi-family units.









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DOC, 1992 Census of Construction Activities: U.S. Summary, CC92-I-27, Jan. 1996, p. 27-5 for construction employees





NAHB, Housing Economics, May 1995, Table 2, p. 14 for 1982-1992 builder establishments

National Science and Technology Council, Construction & Building: Federal Research and Development in Support of the U.S. Construction industry for construction employees in Note 1

NAHB, Housing at the Millennium: Facts, Figures, and Trends, May 2000, p. 21 for Note 2

NAHB, 1997 Housing Facts, Figures and Trends, 1997, p. 35 for Note 3, and p. 13 for Note 4