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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The Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets of 2022

After two years of stiff competition and fast-rising prices, the residential housing market in the U.S. began cooling quickly over the second half of 2022 and beginning of 2023. After home prices rose approximately 40% in a two-year span, many…

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American Cities With the Largest Minority Homeownership Gap in 2023

Homeownership offers the opportunity to accumulate wealth and keep housing costs relatively consistent over time, both of which contribute to financial stability. However, homeownership benefits have not been experienced equally. Significant racial disparities in homeownership rates have persisted for decades,…

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U.S. States With the Worst Roads [2023 Edition]

Roadways are a vital component of infrastructure in the United States. The vast majority of goods are transported by truck, highlighting the economy’s need for reliable roadways to connect supply chains and move goods and services efficiently across borders. Most…

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The Most Stable U.S. Housing Markets [2023 Edition]

The red-hot pandemic housing market has finally cooled in recent months. Due to actions by the Federal Reserve to combat inflation, mortgage rates have more than doubled from the historic lows seen in 2021. As a result, home sales have…


The Best-Paying American Cities for Welders in 2022

In recent years, policymakers and economic experts have embraced efforts to bring more manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. From the “America First” trade deals in the Trump Administration to historic investments in domestic manufacturing under the Biden Administration, industrial…

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The Fastest-Growing Jobs in Construction [2022 Edition]

Despite inflation, rising interest rates, and recession fears, the outlook for the construction industry in the next few years appears positive. A midyear report from the American Institute of Architects projected 9.1% growth in nonresidential construction for the remainder of…

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The Best U.S. Cities to Find a Starter Home in 2022

The real estate market since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on all buyers, but aspiring first-time buyers may have struggled most of all. For much of 2020 and 2021, the housing market faced a challenging combination…


Best-Paying U.S. States for Woodworkers in 2022

The last few years have brought rising demand for housing construction, home improvement projects, and durable goods. But amid supply chain challenges and an unusual labor market since the COVID-19 pandemic began, construction and related businesses have had a hard…

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Best-Paying States for Women in Construction in 2022

The construction industry in the U.S. has no shortage of demand these days. The intense real estate market of the last two-plus years highlighted the shortage of housing stock in the United States. Construction companies have been trying to catch…