The source of the above data is the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The data provided above looks at the number of employees in the construction industry worldwide from 2008 to 2018. It shows that the number of construction workers globally has been steadily increasing over this period, with a peak of 111.9 million in 2018. This is an increase of 12.2 million from the 2008 figure of 99.7 million, representing an average yearly growth rate of 1.3%. The largest year-on-year increase occurred between 2014 and 2015, where the number of construction workers rose by 1.4 million. The smallest increase was between 2016 and 2017, when the number of construction workers only increased by 0.4 million. These figures demonstrate the steady and sustained growth of the construction industry worldwide over the past decade.