Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Last month, residential construction saw the greatest gain in employment since February 2018, following strong growth in December. Jobs rose by nearly 24,000 in January to a total of 2.9 million residential construction jobs, comprising 835,000 builders and 2.1 million residential specialty trade contractors.

Unemployment in residential construction rose slightly to 4.7 percent from 4.6 percent in December, but remains historically low. Since the Great Recession, residential construction has gained 916,600 jobs.

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