By Corey Runkel, ARTBA economics team

The nation’s highway, street, and bridge contractors posted a total employment of 396,000 in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. This figure represents a 3.3 percent increase from the same time one year before. Road and bridge contractors built upon four consecutive Mays of job growth, and a 2019 that has finally overcome the Great Recession’s toll.

Employment in the overall construction industry continues to grow year-to-date, but is still about 190,000 persons short of the 7,687,000 employed 12 years ago.

View ARTBA’s Labor Report.