Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones is a senior researcher and data journalist for Construction Coverage. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has degrees in philosophy and political science from UCLA. When Jon is not researching real estate and public policy, he likes to fix up old cars and work on home improvement projects.
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Construction Jobs With the Fastest-Growing Wages

With federal initiatives to expand the residential housing supply and rebuild America’s aging infrastructure, demand for construction workers is expected to grow. Wages in the construction industry vary widely by occupation. Researchers ranked all construction and extraction occupations according to the five-year percentage change in wages from 2017 to 2022.

The Most Unionized Cities in America

Union membership in the U.S. has declined sharply over the past several decades. However, union participation remains strong in certain parts of the country. These are the cities with the highest union membership rates.

Test: Where Are Millenials Buying Homes in the U.S.?

Note: This is the most recent release of our Where Are Millennials Buying Homes in the U.S.? study. To see data from prior years, please visit the Full Results section below. According to the National Association of Realtors, the average…

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Where Are Millennials Buying Homes in the U.S.?

In order to cope with rising prices, millennials are taking out larger home loans with higher loan-to-value ratios than older generations. To identify where millennials are buying homes, researchers ranked metros and states according to the millennial share of conventional home purchase loans originated in 2022.
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U.S. Cities Building the Most Homes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry struggled to keep up with heightened demand amid worker shortages and supply chain disruptions. While these effects continue to linger across the U.S., some locations are moving faster than others in authorizing new construction.
Construction worker

Cities With the Most Construction Industry Jobs

Construction workers remain a crucial component of the American workforce, and contribute significantly to the country's economic development. Using the latest data available, researchers at Construction Coverage identified the U.S. states and metros with the largest shares of employment in the construction industry.

These U.S. Cities Need More Electricians

The U.S. is increasingly moving towards electrification—replacing technologies that use fossil fuels with those that use electricity. Not only are private sector companies like Tesla pushing for the adoption of electric technologies to replace those that use greenhouse gas-emitting energy…

Senior homebuyers

American Cities With the Oldest Homebuyers [2023 Edition]

The U.S. housing market looks drastically different than it did before the pandemic, creating numerous challenges for prospective homebuyers. The median sales price of a home skyrocketed from $329,000 in the first quarter of 2020 to $467,700 in the last…