Now is the Time to Join New York City’s Construction Industry

If you’re currently considering a job in the construction industry, New York City is the place to be! Throughout the five boroughs, construction job rates continue to reach new heights. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a 2019 report that found New York City accounted for half of the construction jobs added in the State between 2010 and 2018.

If you’re still not convinced to grab a hard hat and hit the work site, check out these additional findings from the comptroller’s report:

  • New York City’s total construction employment was just shy of 158,000 workers last year – topping a record of 150,000 workers reached just a year earlier.
  • Between 2010 and 2018, the construction industry added 45,300 jobs, an increase of 40 percent.
  • Based on the latest data from 2017, construction was the fourth highest-paying employment sector in New York City.
  • Immigrants held 59 percent of overall construction jobs in New York City, while the nation’s average for immigrant-held construction jobs is just 20 percent. The city’s construction industry had the highest share of foreign-born workers of any sector in the city.
  • Almost 60 percent of construction workers in New York had no college experience, higher than any other employment sector. Non-college educated workers had an average salary of $43,300, based on the latest data from 2017.

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