Category Research

Browse reports prepared by our research team on the construction industry. We use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among other sources, to provide readers with up-to-date data and statistics relevant to the construction industry.

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…


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…


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…

Female real estate agent

U.S. Cities With the Most Female Real Estate Agents in 2022

The residential real estate sales profession is dominated by women. According to the National Association of Realtors, women have been involved in the U.S. real estate industry since its earliest days. Starting in the late 1800s, women began to move…