The number of building construction employees remained stable from March to April 2013 with a slight 0.1 percent increase, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates that approximately 1.262 million (seasonally adjusted) were employed in building construction-related jobs in March 2013, compared with 1.263 million in March 2013.
This represents a 2.6-percent increase over last April, at which time approximately 1.231 million were employed in building construction-related jobs.
On the nonresidential side, construction-related employment was down 0.7 percent from March to April—from 682,200 to 677,400. Year-to-year numbers also were up on the nonresidential side, with a 2.7-percent increase from 659,700 in April 2012 to 677,400 in April 2013.
In residential construction, employment increased 1.1 percent from March to April—from 580,200 to 586,400. Year-to-year, residential construction-related employment was up 2.5 percent from 572,000.
|Employees in Building Construction (seasonally adjusted)|
|March 2013||April 2013||Percent Change from March to April|
|Construction of buildings||1,262,400||1,263,800||0.1|
|Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics|