The source of this data is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Chart forecast).
The data above demonstrates the number of employees in the construction industry in the United States from 2000 to 2023. This data reveals that the construction industry has steadily grown over the past two decades. The growth has been consistent, with the number of employees increasing from 6,879,000 in 2000 to 8,318,000 in 2023. This constitutes an average annual growth rate of 1.3%, with the highest annual growth rate of 1.7% from 2011 to 2012. The lowest annual growth rate was 0.7% from 2002 to 2003. Overall, the construction industry in the United States has experienced a steady and sustained growth over the past two decades.