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Wyoming had highest share of employment in construction in March 2015

April 23, 2015

Wyoming had the highest share of nonfarm employment in construction, 7.5 percent, in March 2015. North Dakota had the second-highest share at 7.0 percent.

Employment in construction as a percentage of total nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, March 2015


5.1% and higher
 
4.4% to 5.0%
 
3.9% to 4.3%
 
3.5% to 3.8%
 
3.4% and lower
 
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Other states with large shares of construction employment included Louisiana (6.9%), Colorado (5.9%), and Utah (5.8%). Washington, DC (1.8%), Connecticut (3.0%), and Rhode Island (3.0%) had the smallest shares.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. Data for mining and logging are combined with construction in Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Washington, DC. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — March 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Wyoming had highest share of employment in construction in March 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/wyoming-had-highest-share-of-employment-in-construction-in-march-2015.htm (visited November 11, 2019).

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