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List of Industries Employing Construction Laborers

The following industries employ Construction Laborers ,  SOC Code  47-2061  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Other Specialty Trade Contractors   (NAICS 238900 ) 15,600 19,400 3,800
Residential Building Construction   (NAICS 236100 ) 14,700 20,700 6,000
Building Foundation/Exterior Contractors   (NAICS 238100 ) 9,300 14,500 5,200
Nonresidential Building Construction   (NAICS 236200 ) 8,400 11,300 2,900
Utility System Construction   (NAICS 237100 ) 7,000 7,900 900
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction   (NAICS 237300 ) 5,600 6,900 1,300
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 4,900 5,700 800
Building Equipment Contractors   (NAICS 238200 ) 4,900 6,900 2,000
Building Finishing Contractors   (NAICS 238300 ) 3,300 4,900 1,600
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 2,400 2,500 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Other Heavy Construction   (NAICS 237900 ) 2,100 1,600 -500
Services to Buildings and Dwellings   (NAICS 561700 ) 1,400 1,500 100
Waste Management and Remediation Service   (NAICS 562000 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 700 700 0
Land Subdivision   (NAICS 237200 ) 500 600 100
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 400 400 0
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg   (NAICS 327000 ) 200 300 100
Other Wood Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 321900 ) 100 100 0
Lessors of Real Estate   (NAICS 531100 ) 100 100 0
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Advertising and Related Services   (NAICS 541800 ) 100 100 0
Mining (except Oil and Gas)   (NAICS 212000 ) 100 100 0
Emergency and Other Relief Services   (NAICS 624200 ) 100 100 0
Private Households   (NAICS 814000 ) 0 100 100
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing   (NAICS 532400 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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