Construction jobs fell 1.3% during the Tennessee pandemic.

In Tennessee, 4.2% of all wage and salary workers work in the construction industry. Tennessee has the eighth smallest proportion of jobs in construction out of all states.

As everyone can see, the COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on the economy and virtually all industries. While the construction industry weathered the storm better than some hard-hit industries such as leisure and hospitality, the construction industry faces unique challenges.

While construction jobs account for 5.2 percent of all jobs nationwide (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), some cities are more dependent on the construction industry for employment.

During the Great Recession, which lasted from late 2007 to mid-2009, employment in construction fell 20 percent and then continued to decline until early 2010. It then rose steadily until the beginning of 2020.

Taking a closer look at the effects of COVID-19, employment in the construction industry fell sharply in the spring in the early stages of the pandemic. It started to recover in May but is still below pre-pandemic levels. Compared to the previous year, employment in the construction industry has fallen by 2.4 percent.

Construction jobs fell 1.3% during the Tennessee pandemic. This number is significantly better compared to the United States as a whole.

This may come as a surprise to some, as many hardware stores saw sales soar through the middle of the pandemic. However, these sales were often made for projects that consumers took into their own hands.

The analysis found that 4.2% of all wage earners in Tennessee work in the construction industry. Tennessee has the eighth smallest proportion of jobs in construction out of all states.

Here is a summary of the data for Tennessee:

– – Employment share in construction: 4.2%
– – Share of employment in construction (compared to average): -18.9%
– – Total number of construction workers: 128,300
– – Change in employment in the construction industry compared to the previous year: -1.3%

For reference, here are the statistics for the entire United States:

– – Employment share in construction: 5.2%
– – Share of employment in construction (compared to average): N / A
– – Total number of construction workers: 7,430,000
– – Change in employment in the construction industry compared to the previous year: -2.4%

For more information, detailed methodology and full results, see the original report on Construction Coverage’s website: https://constructioncoverage.com/research/cities-with-the-most-construction-jobs