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.
Welder

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…

Cellular tower repair

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…

Suburban home

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…

Woodworker

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…

Female construction worker

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…

Architect

The Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Architects in 2022

The U.S. economy today has no lack of opportunities for architects. An ongoing shortage of housing stock contributed to the dramatic spike in housing prices over the last two years, illustrating a need for professionals who can help make design…

Single-family home

The Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets of 2021

After nearly two years of unprecedented competition, the residential real estate market is finally showing signs of cooling off. While inventory remains at low levels and demand is still high, home sales and home price growth have begun to slow…

Civil engineer

The Best-Paying American Cities for Civil Engineers in 2022

All businesses and economies are built on infrastructure. Networks of roads, rail, bridges, ports, utilities, and more make it possible to provide goods and services across the country. Quality infrastructure helps lower the cost of supplies and transportation, which helps…