Numbers of Construction and Extraction Occupations in Kentucky

Occupation group

Construction and Extraction Occupations

Year Number
2001 91,430
2002 86,980
2003 86,100
2004 84,150
2005 83,650
2006 84,710
2007 85,420
2008 86,610
2009 78,870
2010 72,450
2011 69,820
2012 70,060
2013 65,710
2014 67,720
2015 69,020
2016 70,320
2017 69,820
2018 70,900

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Year Number
2001 9,490
2002 8,530
2003 8,430
2004 8,540
2005 8,210
2006 8,540
2007 8,140
2008 8,170
2009 6,920
2010 6,730
2011 6,650
2012 7,050
2013 6,600
2014 6,930
2015 7,170
2016 7,270
2017 6,940
2018 7,200

Boilermakers

Year Number
2001 760
2004 400
2006 400
2007 420
2008 590
2009 950
2010 600
2012 180
2013 150
2014 330
2015 300
2016 530
2017 420
2018 460

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Year Number
2001 1,310
2002 1,220
2003 1,470
2004 1,570
2005 1,230
2006 1,080
2007 1,320
2008 1,390
2009 1,420
2010 1,100
2011 1,230
2012 1,010
2013 960
2014 980
2015 860
2016 840
2017 820
2018 860

Stonemasons

Year Number
2007 320
2008 200
2009 110
2010 140
2011 130
2012 220
2013 210
2014 210
2015 100
2017 70
2018 60

Carpenters

Year Number
2001 9,160
2002 8,920
2003 8,560
2004 8,630
2005 9,050
2006 8,900
2007 9,090
2008 9,050
2009 8,240
2010 8,260
2011 6,900
2012 6,480
2013 6,350
2014 6,800
2015 6,740
2016 6,360
2017 7,070
2018 7,510

Carpet Installers

Year Number
2001 430
2002 340
2003 210
2004 300
2005 320
2006 290
2007 260
2008 260
2009 300
2010 240
2011 260
2012 160
2013 140
2014 140
2015 150
2016 250
2017 170
2018 210

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Year Number
2003 40
2004 60
2005 90
2006 60
2009 50
2010 30
2013 30
2014 30
2018 130

Floor Sanders and Finishers

Year Number
2004 130
2005 80
2009 100
2011 40
2013 70
2015 80

Tile and Marble Setters

Year Number
2002 270
2003 180
2004 310
2005 300
2006 240
2007 370
2008 390
2009 460
2010 250
2011 220
2012 130
2013 160
2014 180
2015 180
2016 250
2017 300
2018 290

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Year Number
2001 1,920
2002 1,870
2003 2,010
2004 1,860
2005 2,180
2006 2,630
2007 2,420
2008 2,270
2009 1,520
2010 1,300
2011 1,350
2012 1,220
2013 1,470
2014 1,770
2015 2,170
2016 2,240
2017 1,660
2018 2,060

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Year Number
2010 60
2011 50

Construction Laborers

Year Number
2001 12,190
2002 13,080
2003 12,460
2004 11,730
2005 11,920
2006 11,330
2007 10,980
2008 10,360
2009 7,960
2010 8,730
2011 8,850
2012 10,410
2013 8,720
2014 8,400
2015 8,740
2016 9,880
2017 10,340
2018 10,710

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 960
2002 1,000
2003 1,050
2004 1,170
2005 1,820
2006 990
2007 1,030
2008 960
2009 1,080
2010 1,200
2011 940
2012 1,000
2013 1,040
2014 1,350
2015 1,290
2016 1,240
2017 930
2018 830

Pile-Driver Operators

Year Number
2015 30

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 8,140
2002 8,160
2003 10,390
2004 10,110
2005 9,530
2006 8,860
2007 9,570
2008 9,190
2009 8,450
2010 7,020
2011 7,560
2012 7,820
2013 7,360
2014 6,810
2015 6,610
2016 6,840
2017 6,200
2018 5,120

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Year Number
2001 800
2002 970
2003 900
2004 1,170
2005 1,240
2006 1,390
2007 1,570
2008 1,650
2009 1,310
2010 1,110
2011 710
2012 700
2013 630
2014 690
2015 550
2016 710
2017 850
2018 770

Tapers

Year Number
2001 220
2002 210
2003 230
2004 300
2005 220
2006 160
2008 180
2009 130
2010 120
2011 60
2012 50
2013 40
2014 60
2015 50
2016 70

Electricians

Year Number
2011 7,580
2012 7,330
2013 7,100
2014 7,510
2015 7,850
2016 8,130
2017 8,870
2018 9,550

Glaziers

Year Number
2001 570
2002 430
2003 510
2004 510
2005 690
2006 720
2007 670
2008 620
2009 570
2010 590
2011 530
2012 670
2013 760
2014 790
2015 610
2016 510
2017 430
2018 600

Insulation Workers

Year Number
2001 420
2002 410
2003 360

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Year Number
2004 370
2005 490
2006 370
2007 460
2008 320
2009 460
2010 380
2011 440
2012 460
2013 330
2014 350
2015 400
2016 690
2017 620
2018 450

Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Year Number
2004 130
2005 290
2006 240
2007 140
2009 230
2010 260
2012 500
2013 420
2014 320
2015 160
2016 220
2017 460
2018 400

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Year Number
2001 2,650
2002 2,480
2003 2,370
2004 2,200
2005 2,220
2006 2,250
2007 2,220
2008 2,160
2009 1,930
2010 1,680
2011 1,590
2012 1,640
2013 1,740
2014 1,720
2015 1,850
2016 1,920
2017 1,950
2018 2,060

Paperhangers

Year Number
2001 170
2002 140
2003 90
2004 70
2007 100
2012 30

Pipelayers

Year Number
2001 760
2002 770
2003 540
2004 660
2005 800
2006 750
2007 670
2008 530
2009 470
2010 720
2011 790
2012 1,030
2013 850
2014 800
2015 690
2016 270
2017 170
2018 160

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2001 5,790
2002 5,580
2003 5,890
2004 4,880
2005 5,150
2006 5,540
2007 5,550
2008 5,840
2009 5,640
2010 4,950
2011 5,310
2012 4,770
2013 4,800
2014 5,200
2015 5,490
2016 6,450
2017 6,230
2018 6,970

Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Year Number
2004 100
2005 100
2006 140
2007 140
2008 220
2010 120
2011 60
2012 80
2013 70
2014 40

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Year Number
2001 450
2002 460
2003 230
2004 170
2005 280
2006 270
2007 520
2008 710
2009 640
2010 340
2011 110
2013 80
2014 120
2015 200
2016 180
2017 210
2018 240

Roofers

Year Number
2011 950
2012 820
2013 840
2014 810
2015 1,020
2016 1,010
2017 1,160
2018 1,130

Sheet Metal Workers

Year Number
2001 2,990
2002 3,350
2003 2,540
2004 1,910
2005 1,870
2006 1,920
2007 1,780
2008 1,390
2009 1,100
2010 760
2011 1,000
2012 1,310
2013 1,420
2014 1,440
2015 1,600
2016 1,540
2017 1,300
2018 1,040

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Year Number
2001 1,090
2002 1,060
2003 980
2004 900
2005 930
2006 800
2007 900
2008 1,240
2009 1,300
2010 940
2011 660
2012 460
2013 550
2014 800
2015 1,070
2016 1,170
2017 1,110
2018 980

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Year Number
2001 12,970
2002 11,540
2003 757,011,902,430
2004 762,013,103,070
2005 746,012,303,090
2006 828,013,003,160
2007 896,014,603,350
2008 954,013,403,440
2009 930,013,303,220
2010 12,230

Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Year Number
2001 1,090
2002 1,040
2003 780
2004 770
2005 810
2006 770
2007 620
2008 590
2009 550
2010 630
2011 690
2012 670
2013 570
2014 560
2015 440
2016 380
2017 320
2018 310

Helpers--Carpenters

Year Number
2001 940
2002 940
2003 1,190
2004 1,470
2005 1,020
2006 940
2007 840
2008 700
2009 800
2010 850
2011 720
2012 390
2013 280
2014 350
2015 360
2016 230
2017 290
2018 240

Helpers--Electricians

Year Number
2001 1,830
2002 1,510
2003 1,460
2004 1,280
2005 1,020
2006 1,080
2007 1,040
2008 1,200
2009 1,290
2010 1,030
2011 980
2012 720
2013 880
2014 790
2015 1,090
2016 970
2017 1,100
2018 940

Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons

Year Number
2001 110
2002 120
2003 100
2004 150
2005 130
2006 100
2007 60
2008 40
2010 70
2011 80
2012 60

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2001 1,630
2002 1,470
2003 1,620
2004 1,570
2005 1,560
2006 1,560
2007 1,310
2008 1,270
2009 1,030
2010 700
2011 620
2012 660
2013 830
2014 950
2015 1,170
2016 1,020
2017 990
2018 850

Helpers--Roofers

Year Number
2001 320
2002 310
2003 350
2004 270
2005 210
2006 210
2007 230
2008 310
2009 280
2010 190
2011 140
2013 160
2014 220
2015 190
2016 230
2017 120

Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

Year Number
2004 210
2005 180
2006 170
2007 150
2008 250
2009 220
2010 200
2011 130
2012 120
2013 130
2014 150
2015 150
2016 150
2017 130
2018 100

Construction and Building Inspectors

Year Number
2001 660
2002 750
2003 790
2004 730
2005 670
2006 750
2007 780
2008 790
2009 770
2010 830
2011 840
2012 920
2013 910
2014 970
2015 940
2016 910
2017 950
2018 930

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Year Number
2001 240
2002 190
2003 110
2004 200
2005 210
2006 270
2011 330
2012 250
2014 140
2015 100
2016 280
2017 170
2018 230

Fence Erectors

Year Number
2001 440
2002 550
2003 590
2004 1,340
2006 590
2007 430
2008 310
2009 570
2010 770
2011 1,000
2012 580
2013 170
2014 330
2016 440

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Year Number
2001 420
2003 410
2004 150
2005 280
2006 350
2007 490
2008 470
2009 230
2010 300
2011 380
2012 510
2013 370
2014 420
2015 320
2016 370
2017 270
2018 260

Highway Maintenance Workers

Year Number
2001 2,810
2002 2,830
2003 2,990
2004 2,680
2006 2,590
2007 2,470
2008 2,530
2009 2,260
2010 2,340
2011 2,180
2012 2,230
2013 2,180
2014 2,250
2015 2,310
2016 2,320
2017 2,110
2018 1,840

Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 350
2002 270
2003 240
2004 230
2007 90
2008 200
2009 200
2010 180
2011 270
2012 340
2013 290
2014 220
2015 210
2016 190
2017 210
2018 150

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Year Number
2003 140
2004 60
2006 90
2007 160
2008 220
2009 170
2010 250
2011 240
2012 430
2013 490
2014 460
2015 620
2016 190
2017 380
2018 430

Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers

Year Number
2017 90
2018 70

Construction and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 510
2005 240
2006 510
2007 690
2008 720
2009 260
2012 320
2013 220
2014 240
2015 260
2016 210

Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2012 90

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2006 220
2007 240
2008 100
2010 130
2011 150
2012 150
2013 160
2014 110
2015 100

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Year Number
2001 60
2003 120
2004 130
2005 320
2006 240
2007 330
2008 310
2009 250
2010 180
2011 180
2012 320
2013 330
2014 350
2015 120
2016 120
2017 120
2018 150

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 550
2002 370
2003 340
2004 650
2005 490
2006 1,010
2007 710
2008 840
2009 660
2010 580
2011 610
2012 420
2013 360
2014 420
2015 320
2016 250
2017 190
2018 150

Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Year Number
2001 520
2002 370
2003 330
2004 370
2005 450
2006 600
2007 550
2008 560
2009 670
2010 600
2011 480
2012 410
2013 250
2014 330
2015 270
2016 300
2017 270
2018 220

Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 1,550
2002 1,260
2003 830
2004 580
2005 520
2006 480
2007 530
2009 980
2010 820
2011 470
2012 580
2013 690
2014 800
2015 970
2016 660
2017 870
2018 1,170

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Year Number
2002 190
2003 150
2004 120
2005 230
2006 260
2007 220
2010 170
2012 330
2013 430
2014 510
2015 310
2017 50

Mining Machine Operators, All Other

Year Number
2008 300
2010 290
2014 50
2015 180
2016 280
2017 450
2018 590

Rock Splitters, Quarry

Year Number
2012 440
2013 260
2014 240
2018 80

Roof Bolters, Mining

Year Number
2001 1,360
2002 1,510
2003 1,430
2004 1,240
2005 1,170
2006 1,130
2007 1,160
2008 1,370
2009 1,560
2010 1,360
2011 1,200
2012 1,440
2013 1,120
2014 1,170
2015 880
2016 640
2017 540
2018 550

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 100
2002 90
2003 110
2004 110
2005 250
2006 210
2007 240
2008 200
2009 180
2010 160
2011 160
2012 120
2013 160
2014 180
2015 170
2016 130
2017 110
2018 150

Helpers--Extraction Workers

Year Number
2001 1,460
2002 1,190
2003 1,070
2004 1,330
2005 1,420
2006 1,490
2007 1,140
2008 1,360
2009 1,270
2010 1,260
2011 1,200
2012 1,080
2013 780
2014 670
2015 840
2016 750
2017 720
2018 540

Extraction Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 490
2005 490
2006 690
2007 890
2008 1,160
2009 1,350
2010 970
2011 1,300
2012 670
2013 500
2015 190
2016 190
2017 180
2018 80