More than a quarter of all construction workers were employed in energy-related jobs in 2017, according to the annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report. The greatest number of those workers, 1.27 million, work in energy efficiency, while another 458,040 work in transmission, distribution and storage, and 320,018 are involved in generation or fuels-related construction. The report found there were 1.9 million workers employed in energy power generation and fuels, up 15,000 from 2016. Construction jobs related to transmission, distribution and storage, including pipelines, rose 8% from 2016. The report forecasts a 5% growth in energy-related construction work in 2018.
Construction Jobs Continue to Rise in Energy-Related Fields
May 23, 2018