Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in interior and exterior painting (except roofs), and paper hanging. For additional examples, refer to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual: 1987 (SIC) published by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.
During 1992, the establishments with paid employees classified in this industry accounted for $8.74 billion in total dollar value of business. Of this amount, $8.69 billion were for the value of construction work. These establishments paid out $2.1 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $595 million for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $181 million. Value added for 1992 was $5.9 billion.
There were 31,920 establishments with total employment averaging 162,587 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $3.2 billion.
Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 4 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry, accounted for 39 percent of all business done.
SAMPLE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE 1992 STATISTICS (Dollar values are in thousands) Construction Workers, average 136,427 Other Employees, average 26,160 Fringe Benefits, all employees 704,963 Selected Purchased Services Cost 164,397 Rental Costs 158,190 Total Building Construction Value 7,102,870 Single-Family Houses 2,585,553 Total Nonbuilding Construction Value 1,391,408 Highways, Streets, and Related Work 284,974 such as installation of guard rails, highway signs, lighting, etc. Painting Contractors Construction Value 6,961,779 Paper Hanging Contractors Value 694,145 Traffic Lane Painting Contractors Value 321,144
Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.