Study Shows More Women Employed in Construction Industry

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November 1, 2020
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A new study from Smart Asset used Bureau of Labor statistics to assess the workforce, comparing 2015 to 2019.

The number-three fastest-growing job for women in the United States was construction manager. In 2015, there were 49,400 in that position, while in  2019, there were 99,400, an increase of 101%. The number of female civil engineers increased from 45,400 in 2015 to 66,000, while the number of female construction laborers went from 47,800 to 71,800.

It was noted in the report that these statistics pre-dated the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore do not reflect any subsequent drops of women in the workforce.

— Construction Dive and Smart Asset