Numbers of Construction and Extraction Occupations in North Carolina

Occupation group

Construction and Extraction Occupations

Year Number
2001 177,050
2002 172,430
2003 169,750
2004 164,740
2005 179,410
2006 192,160
2007 203,370
2008 201,120
2009 164,330
2010 142,400
2011 133,100
2012 133,550
2013 131,540
2014 136,410
2015 138,980
2016 147,430
2017 157,810
2018 167,930

Individual occupations

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Year Number
2001 18,600
2002 19,110
2003 19,410
2004 22,070
2005 24,080
2006 25,870
2007 28,060
2008 28,070
2009 23,650
2010 20,040
2011 19,280
2012 18,670
2013 18,200
2014 19,750
2015 19,350
2016 21,220
2017 23,240
2018 26,120

Boilermakers

Year Number
2001 250
2002 200
2003 170
2004 130
2005 180
2006 150
2007 260
2008 360
2009 400
2010 380
2011 240
2012 160
2013 90
2014 160
2015 220
2016 270
2017 210
2018 110

Brickmasons and Blockmasons

Year Number
2001 5,410
2002 4,710
2003 4,700
2004 4,580
2005 4,950
2006 5,340
2007 5,670
2008 5,390
2009 3,850
2010 2,730
2011 2,320
2012 2,230
2013 2,530
2014 2,190
2015 2,310
2016 2,400
2017 2,900
2018 2,660

Stonemasons

Year Number
2001 140
2002 160
2005 460
2006 610
2007 480
2008 460
2009 280
2010 180
2011 140
2014 140
2015 190

Carpenters

Year Number
2001 21,800
2002 24,130
2003 23,150
2004 19,290
2005 23,670
2006 24,920
2007 25,660
2008 24,070
2009 18,700
2010 15,210
2011 13,870
2012 13,510
2013 13,480
2014 14,050
2015 13,730
2016 15,200
2017 16,540
2018 17,700

Carpet Installers

Year Number
2001 490
2002 490
2003 650
2004 940
2005 800
2006 850
2007 900
2008 730
2009 480
2010 240
2011 320
2012 290
2013 290
2014 280
2015 390
2016 490
2017 470
2018 390

Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Year Number
2001 270
2002 390
2005 330
2006 390
2008 410
2009 310
2010 460
2011 220
2012 270
2013 230
2014 270
2015 200
2016 150
2017 200
2018 410

Floor Sanders and Finishers

Year Number
2002 250
2003 160
2005 230
2007 490
2008 420
2009 170
2010 300
2011 400
2012 480
2013 450
2014 460
2015 440
2016 270
2017 210
2018 290

Tile and Marble Setters

Year Number
2001 340
2002 710
2003 940
2004 750
2005 870
2006 950
2007 1,300
2008 1,460
2009 1,010
2010 730
2011 540
2012 380
2013 530
2014 460
2015 470
2016 320
2017 530
2018 690

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Year Number
2001 4,750
2002 4,760
2003 5,810
2004 6,040
2005 4,990
2006 5,050
2007 5,080
2008 5,720
2009 4,400
2010 3,830
2011 3,130
2012 3,850
2013 4,140
2014 4,390
2015 4,120
2016 4,340
2017 4,440
2018 4,320

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Year Number
2005 190
2006 480
2007 370
2008 270
2010 90
2011 110
2012 240
2014 170
2015 50

Construction Laborers

Year Number
2001 24,800
2002 23,240
2003 23,840
2004 23,150
2005 23,230
2006 27,210
2007 30,820
2008 29,600
2009 22,740
2010 19,240
2011 17,970
2012 16,900
2013 16,470
2014 17,220
2015 18,690
2016 20,400
2017 22,390
2018 24,910

Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 1,920
2002 1,990
2003 1,710
2004 1,870
2005 1,910
2006 2,100
2007 1,810
2008 1,770
2009 1,610
2010 1,650
2011 1,750
2012 1,710
2013 2,020
2014 1,860
2015 1,760
2016 1,480
2017 1,530
2018 1,280

Pile-Driver Operators

Year Number
2001 60
2002 50
2004 40
2005 70
2006 200
2007 150
2009 50
2010 60
2011 50
2012 50
2018 110

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Year Number
2001 11,770
2002 10,550
2003 10,050
2004 10,720
2005 12,920
2006 12,930
2007 13,650
2008 12,390
2009 9,820
2010 8,720
2011 8,810
2012 9,190
2013 8,660
2014 8,610
2015 9,510
2016 11,020
2017 11,750
2018 12,720

Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers

Year Number
2001 3,820
2002 3,260
2003 2,760
2004 2,310
2005 2,660
2006 3,050
2007 3,380
2008 3,190
2009 2,700
2010 2,250
2011 2,080
2012 1,840
2013 1,690
2014 1,660
2015 1,790
2016 1,620
2017 1,660
2018 2,050

Tapers

Year Number
2001 410
2002 250
2003 230
2004 340
2005 250
2006 270
2007 100
2008 240
2009 220
2010 210
2011 70

Electricians

Year Number
2011 11,760
2012 13,020
2013 12,960
2014 13,980
2015 13,960
2016 14,080
2017 15,680
2018 16,220

Glaziers

Year Number
2001 1,050
2002 1,300
2003 1,420
2004 850
2005 810
2006 1,120
2007 1,080
2009 1,560
2010 1,220
2011 1,060
2012 920
2013 860
2014 780
2015 780
2016 910
2017 1,210
2018 1,480

Insulation Workers

Year Number
2001 1,660
2002 1,490
2003 1,190

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Year Number
2004 1,170
2005 1,120
2006 990
2007 930
2008 900
2009 660
2010 610
2011 710
2012 930
2013 1,160
2014 1,330
2015 1,360
2016 1,220
2017 1,050
2018 920

Insulation Workers, Mechanical

Year Number
2005 510
2006 580
2007 550
2008 940
2009 870
2010 980
2011 680
2012 610
2013 610
2015 770
2016 790
2017 800
2018 950

Painters, Construction and Maintenance

Year Number
2001 6,830
2002 7,430
2003 6,970
2004 6,130
2005 6,160
2006 6,820
2007 7,300
2008 7,790
2009 6,490
2010 6,080
2011 6,100
2012 4,150
2013 4,130
2014 4,010
2015 3,700
2016 3,610
2017 4,090
2018 3,650

Paperhangers

Year Number
2001 120
2002 110
2003 50
2004 70
2005 190
2006 130
2007 150
2010 70
2011 80
2012 60
2014 60
2015 30
2016 120
2017 100
2018 120

Pipelayers

Year Number
2001 2,330
2002 2,000
2003 2,120
2004 2,720
2005 3,670
2006 3,740
2007 3,680
2008 3,690
2009 2,900
2010 2,840
2011 2,210
2012 1,950
2013 1,870
2014 2,060
2015 2,010
2016 2,230
2017 2,410
2018 2,670

Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2001 11,550
2002 10,960
2003 10,160
2004 9,830
2005 10,640
2006 11,500
2007 11,890
2008 11,200
2009 9,420
2010 8,600
2011 8,360
2012 8,450
2013 8,240
2014 8,580
2015 9,340
2016 9,830
2017 10,820
2018 11,700

Plasterers and Stucco Masons

Year Number
2001 740
2002 600
2003 470
2004 350
2005 250
2006 240
2007 240
2008 220
2009 250
2010 140
2011 170
2012 180
2013 130
2014 100
2015 160
2016 140

Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Year Number
2001 380
2002 330
2003 390
2004 610
2005 410
2006 550
2007 340
2008 260
2009 300
2010 200
2011 410
2012 250
2013 230
2015 230
2016 420
2017 630
2018 590

Roofers

Year Number
2011 2,810
2012 3,000
2013 2,700
2014 2,370
2015 2,450
2016 2,460
2017 2,430
2018 2,960

Sheet Metal Workers

Year Number
2001 8,460
2002 7,300
2003 6,760
2004 7,040
2005 6,530
2006 6,100
2007 6,710
2008 7,540
2009 6,680
2010 5,180
2011 4,100
2012 3,720
2013 3,570
2014 3,650
2015 3,750
2016 3,900
2017 3,350
2018 3,000

Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Year Number
2001 1,420
2002 1,270
2003 1,130
2004 1,110
2005 1,540
2006 1,600
2007 1,500
2008 1,290
2009 990
2010 1,010
2011 1,070
2012 1,400
2013 1,430
2014 1,490
2015 1,250
2016 1,500
2017 1,330
2018 1,660

Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Year Number
2001 26,570
2002 27,140
2003 1,646,027,608,170
2004 149,103,120
2005 1,703,031,708,090
2006 1,751,033,307,910
2007 1,807,034,007,950
2008 1,923,032,208,200
2009 1,599,026,407,690
2010 24,650
2015 360
2016 380
2017 500
2018 490

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

Year Number
2001 2,940
2002 2,790
2003 2,510
2004 2,060
2005 2,410
2006 2,460
2007 2,590
2008 2,200
2009 2,290
2010 1,720
2011 1,830
2012 1,370
2013 1,540
2014 1,350
2015 1,180
2016 1,030
2017 1,010
2018 950

Helpers--Carpenters

Year Number
2001 3,570
2002 2,690
2003 2,690
2004 3,160
2005 3,520
2006 3,910
2007 3,700
2008 3,750
2009 2,770
2010 2,120
2011 1,790
2012 1,500
2013 1,270
2014 1,320
2015 1,090
2016 1,220
2017 1,130
2018 1,350

Helpers--Electricians

Year Number
2001 6,320
2002 6,080
2003 6,090
2004 5,230
2005 6,320
2006 7,080
2007 8,010
2008 7,840
2009 6,490
2010 5,240
2011 4,640
2012 4,440
2013 4,300
2014 4,420
2015 4,620
2016 4,660
2017 5,070
2018 5,370

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

Year Number
2001 270
2002 310
2003 330
2004 350
2005 370
2006 360
2007 320
2008 270
2009 280
2010 230
2011 180
2012 270
2013 300
2014 250
2015 350
2016 280
2017 290
2018 180

Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Year Number
2001 4,420
2002 4,350
2003 4,750
2004 3,850
2005 4,100
2006 4,290
2007 5,090
2008 5,480
2009 4,750
2010 3,650
2011 3,150
2012 2,430
2013 2,470
2014 2,840
2015 3,290
2016 3,240
2017 2,900
2018 3,080

Helpers--Roofers

Year Number
2001 650
2002 550
2003 720
2004 580
2005 570
2006 720
2007 750
2008 540
2009 560
2010 490
2011 630
2012 530
2013 570
2014 430
2015 470
2016 450
2017 520

Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other

Year Number
2004 830
2005 640
2006 590
2007 460
2008 300
2009 310
2010 720
2011 930
2012 1,010
2013 810
2014 880
2015 830
2016 570
2017 570
2018 910

Construction and Building Inspectors

Year Number
2001 1,910
2002 2,180
2003 2,360
2004 2,310
2005 2,640
2006 2,680
2007 2,830
2008 2,730
2009 2,680
2010 2,770
2011 2,820
2012 3,010
2013 2,870
2014 3,140
2015 3,360
2016 3,960
2017 4,440
2018 4,530

Elevator Installers and Repairers

Year Number
2002 310
2003 230
2006 490
2007 270
2008 200
2009 130
2010 320
2011 400
2012 410
2013 230
2015 190
2016 310
2017 380
2018 320

Fence Erectors

Year Number
2001 600
2002 820
2003 570
2005 250
2006 450
2007 670
2008 640
2009 450
2010 500
2011 660
2012 630
2013 440
2014 500
2015 620
2016 730
2017 600
2018 530

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Year Number
2001 1,020
2002 1,000
2003 790
2004 770
2005 990
2006 910
2007 770
2008 570
2009 690
2010 820
2011 830
2012 870
2013 870
2014 1,050
2015 1,060
2016 1,200
2017 1,410
2018 1,530

Highway Maintenance Workers

Year Number
2001 1,160
2002 1,040
2003 1,020
2004 980
2005 1,140
2006 1,100
2007 940
2008 920
2009 930
2010 970
2011 940
2012 4,340
2013 4,200
2014 4,240
2015 3,880
2016 3,890
2017 4,680
2018 4,500

Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Year Number
2002 100
2003 110
2004 120
2005 190
2006 180
2008 40
2009 50
2010 100
2011 150
2012 150
2013 130
2014 70
2015 110
2016 120
2017 130
2018 90

Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Year Number
2001 130
2002 180
2003 290
2004 280
2005 490
2006 530
2007 580
2008 650
2009 760
2010 730
2011 690
2012 680
2013 810
2014 820
2015 860
2016 980
2017 1,280
2018 1,220

Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers

Year Number
2017 1,750
2018 1,660

Segmental Pavers

Year Number
2012 70

Construction and Related Workers, All Other

Year Number
2004 800
2005 640
2006 570
2008 1,120
2009 1,130
2012 2,460
2013 2,580
2014 2,870
2015 2,680
2016 2,580

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 30
2002 40
2003 40
2004 30

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Year Number
2001 570
2002 610
2003 590
2004 450
2005 430
2006 400
2007 520
2008 540
2009 400
2010 320
2011 350
2012 490
2013 550
2014 620
2015 380
2016 570
2017 540
2018 560

Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Year Number
2001 60
2002 50
2003 50
2004 40
2005 30
2006 30
2007 40
2008 40
2009 40
2010 50
2011 40
2012 40
2013 50
2014 60
2015 80
2016 50
2017 40
2018 40

Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 80
2002 80
2003 90
2004 40
2005 60
2006 70
2017 130

Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators

Year Number
2001 90
2005 40

Rock Splitters, Quarry

Year Number
2003 50
2004 90
2008 230
2009 120
2010 150
2011 70
2012 100
2013 160
2014 150
2015 140

Helpers--Extraction Workers

Year Number
2001 350
2002 330
2003 320
2004 260
2005 310
2006 150
2007 180
2008 170
2009 140
2010 100
2011 110
2012 160
2013 180
2014 130
2015 80
2016 80
2017 60
2018 50