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.

Carpenter

The Best-Paying American Cities for Carpenters in 2021

The residential real estate market has been booming during the COVID-19 pandemic, with more buyers looking for homes and competing for unusually low levels of inventory. With new supply desperately needed, the market currently presents enormous opportunities for builders and…

Construction worker

The Most Popular Construction Jobs in the U.S. [2021 Edition]

With red-hot demand for residential construction nationwide, many builders are struggling to find the professionals they need to keep up. One recent forecast from a national trade association estimated that an additional 430,000 construction professionals will be needed in the…

Plumbers at work

Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Plumbers in 2021

While 2020 was a year that many industries would soon like to forget, plumbers’ popularity hit all-time highs.  According to Google search trends, searches for local plumbers and other contractors hit their highest levels in five years as more homeowners…

Construction supervisor

The Best-Paying Construction Jobs in the U.S. [2021]

It’s already been a busy year for construction, thanks to surges in new housing development and renovations, as well as changes to businesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These factors will likely accelerate already strong growth projections for the…

Injured worker

Industries With the Highest Rates of Workplace Injuries

One of the concepts that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the forefront of the public imagination is the idea of an “essential worker.” The pandemic highlighted that many professions are critical for allowing the rest of the economy and society…

New residential construction

U.S. Cities Spending the Most on Residential Construction

One of the major housing market trends that has emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic is a preference for single-family housing, and this increased demand is driving a surge in new home construction. For years, many people—especially more mobile, younger populations—were…