There was solid job growth for home builders and remodelers in March, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The residential construction industry added 9,100 jobs for the month on a seasonally adjusted basis, 3,100 working for builders and 6,000 residential specialty trade contractors.
Construction Employment, US
Total consgtruction industry employment now stands at 2.242 million, broken down as approximately 650,000 builders and 1.592 million residential contractors, said the US Bureau of Labor Friday. For 2014, the residential building industry has been averaging 10,000 jobs created per month. Over the last year, 103,000 jobs were created, and the home building workforce has gained 257,500 jobs since the post-recession low point set in January 2011.