Year in Review: Construction Jobs Data to Support Your 2024 Planning 

PeopleReady Skilled Trades shares exclusive construction jobs data and information about the construction hiring market. See valuable insights that can help guide the future of your business. 

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Construction employment report: Exclusive jobs data for construction 

Our team has been keeping a close eye on the latest construction jobs data to get a clearer view of the current hiring market. To help ensure a successful year ahead for your business, we’re sharing crucial insights from the construction industry that can help guide your hiring strategy and contribute to your overall success. 

Explore our 2023 year in review featuring exclusive construction employment data that you won’t find anywhere else, plus jobs to watch for in 2024.

Construction jobs overview for 2023 

  • Unique job postings: 892,565  
  • Total job postings: 2.90M  
  • Number of employers competing for job seekers: 70,360 ⇧ 16.2% YoY 
  • Median posting duration: 28 days 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $28.03 in December 2023, ⇧ 8.8% YoY 

States with the most unique construction job postings 

  • California: 90,072 
  • Texas: 89,649 
  • Florida: 71,830 
  • North Carolina: 34,815 
  • Colorado: 32,138 

Experience level required for jobs in construction 

  • No experience listed: 46% of unique job postings 
  • 0 – 1 years: 15% 
  • 2 – 3 years: 20% 
  • 4 – 6 years: 14% 
  • 7 – 9 years: 2% 
  • 10+ years: 3% 

Top cities posting construction jobs  

  • Houston, TX: 14,229 unique job postings 
  • Phoenix, AZ: 12,260   
  • Denver, CO: 10,081 
  • Dallas, TX: 8,836 
  • New York, NY: 8,238 
  • Los Angeles, CA: 7,837  
  • Austin, TX: 7,665 
  • Charlotte, NC: 7,380  
  • Orlando, FL: 7,340 
  • Tampa, FL: 7,198 

Top qualifications sought by construction companies hiring 

Construction jobs to watch in 2024 

As we consider the 2024 construction hiring market, we expect growing demand for various construction jobs. Our construction jobs data highlights a significant need for skilled professionals, especially in roles such as electricians and carpenters

Electrician jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 61,231   
  • Average monthly hires: 42,972 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $30.83 

Carpenter jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 43,186 
  • Average monthly hires: 48,610 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $25.05 

Pipefitter & plumber jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 40,164 
  • Average monthly hires: 24,191 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $30.46 

Sheet metal worker jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 4,179
  • Average monthly hires: 7,369 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $22.58 

Solar photovoltaic installer jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 5,992 
  • Average monthly hires: 3,150 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $25.42 

In addition to the evident demand for tradespeople, there will also be a need for construction laborers, as well as supervisors and project managers for construction to oversee and coordinate various aspects of construction projects. 

Construction laborer jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 123,463 
  • Average monthly hires: 82,360 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $19.59 

First-line supervisors of construction trades jobs 

  • Unique job postings in 2023: 52,029 
  • Average monthly hires: 45,966 
  • Median hourly wage as advertised: $35.38 

PeopleReady Skilled Trades supports your construction staffing needs in 2024 

The construction hiring market is always changing, and we will continue to share construction jobs data and trends and how they might impact your construction staffing plans

PeopleReady Skilled Trades can connect you with skilled tradespeople such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders and more. Combining our established presence in over 50 communities across the U.S. and our experience recruiting for projects across all sectors of the construction industry, we are ready to meet your workforce needs.  


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Looking for support from a construction staffing agency?

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.