Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

By Lital Shair Nada, market research associate, ARTBA

Highway and bridge contractors added 15,500 workers to their payroll in July 2017 compared to July 2016, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

June 2017 highway and bridge contractor employment is up 4.3 percent from July 2016, but is still down 2.3 percent from 2007 pre-recession levels.

General construction employment follows a similar trend. Employment in this sector also increased year over year; in July and August, construction employment rose 3 percent compared to July and August 2016. However, construction employment in July and August is still down significantly when compared to 2007 pre-recession levels.

View the full ARTBA Labor Report.