Construction Sector Employment Reported Higher Month-Over-Month and Year-Over-Year in May

A closer look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment report for May and its impact on the construction sector, with additional analysis provided by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reveals that nonfarm payroll employment increased in 32 states and the District of Columbia, compared to April, while 18 states lost jobs.

Across the 48 states that report construction sector employment data, which includes both residential and nonresidential construction, 22 states reported a month-over-month increase in May. Conversely, 23 states reported losing construction sector jobs. Arizona, Idaho, and South Dakota reported no change.

Overall, the construction industry added 36,000 jobs month-over-month.

On a year-over-year basis, construction sector jobs in the U.S. rose 284,000, which is a 3.8% increase over the May 2021 level. Texas led the way with the largest gain of any state, adding 54,600 construction sector jobs. Kentucky, on the other hand, shed 2,300 construction jobs.

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Employment Situation in May: State-Level Analysis