US building construction employee figures remained stable from April to May 2013 with a slight 0.1% decrease, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
This is a 0.3% increase compared to May 2012, when approximately 1.234 million were employed in building construction-related jobs.
With regards to the non-residential sector, construction-related employment decreased 0.4% from April to May – from 679,700 to 677,100. Year-to-year numbers, however, were up on the non-residential side, with a 2.3% increase from 661,800 in May 2012 to 677,100 in May 2013.
In residential construction, employment increased 0.2% from April to May – from 589,700 to 590,600. Year-to-year, residential construction-related employment also was up 3.2%, from 572,500 in May 2012.