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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2008:
NAICS 23 - Construction
United States


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U.S. - Construction - by Employment Size of Enterprise
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Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 761,474 773,614 7,043,631 333,082,268
Firms with 1 to 4 employees (or with no employees as of Mar 12) 501,363 501,392 809,923 29,639,972
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 124,582 124,625 818,069 28,973,705
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 71,699 71,825 958,988 39,610,160
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 55,563 56,989 2,115,725 102,076,157
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 7,141 9,807 1,218,614 64,848,286
Firms with 500 employees or more 1,126 8,976 1,122,312 67,933,988
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 361 1,050 168,000 9,906,463
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 166 662 101,592 5,794,525
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 177 1,124 135,510 8,132,290
Firms with 1,500 to 1,999 employees 92 461 91,605 5,168,560
Firms with 2,000 to 2,499 employees 52 357 48,878 3,223,509
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 117 1,406 166,633 10,363,222
Firms with 5,000 employees or more 161 3,916 410,094 25,345,419
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 66 960 143,368 9,107,277
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 95 2,956 266,726 16,238,142

 
 
U.S. - Construction - by Year
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Year Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to 2008 detail 2008 761,474 8.4% 1.1% 0.1% 7,043,631 63.3% 33.2% 15.9%
link to 2007 detail 2007 799,811 8.3% 1.1% 0.1% 7,267,883 62.6% 32.1% 14.8%
link to 2006 detail 2006 791,558 8.6% 1.1% 0.1% 7,338,799 63.2% 32.3% 14.6%
link to 2005 detail 2005 777,664 8.1% 1.0% 0.1% 6,781,327 61.4% 30.6% 13.9%
link to 2004 detail 2004 751,098 8.4% 1.0% 0.1% 6,647,641 61.6% 30.0% 13.6%
link to 2003 detail 2003 722,818 8.3% 1.0% 0.1% 6,381,404 61.2% 30.1% 14.0%
link to 2002 detail 2002 701,449 8.4% 1.0% 0.1% 6,307,370 61.7% 30.8% 15.0%
link to 2001 detail 2001 691,110 8.8% 1.1% 0.1% 6,491,994 62.3% 31.4% 14.9%
link to 2000 detail 2000 701,947 8.9% 1.1% 0.1% 6,572,800 61.6% 30.0% 13.7%
link to 1999 detail 1999 691,490 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 6,201,626 60.2% 28.4% 12.5%
link to 1998 detail 1998 686,250 8.1% 0.9% 0.1% 5,798,942 58.6% 26.9% 11.7%

 
 
Construction - by State
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State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to industry detail United States 761,474 8.4% 1.1% 0.1% 7,043,631 63.3% 33.2% 15.9%
link to industry detail Alabama 9,751 11.8% 2.1% 0.9% 112,462 66.7% 34.1% 17.1%
link to industry detail Alaska 2,495 6.9% 1.6% 1.0% 17,761 58.3% 32.8% 24.4%
link to industry detail Arizona 15,414 13.6% 2.7% 1.0% 208,256 72.6% 40.8% 21.9%
link to industry detail Arkansas 6,046 9.1% 1.7% 0.7% 51,674 57.8% 25.5% 11.0%
link to industry detail California 76,454 11.1% 1.6% 0.3% 841,116 66.9% 33.8% 14.8%
link to industry detail Colorado 19,322 8.1% 1.7% 0.7% 172,519 65.5% 38.1% 21.9%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,351 7.2% 1.2% 0.5% 62,026 52.4% 19.3% 5.8%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,622 11.1% 2.3% 1.0% 24,099 62.1% 25.3% 8.4%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 393 22.6% 6.9% 2.8% 6,952 79.3% D D
link to industry detail Florida 52,577 8.2% 1.4% 0.4% 435,084 63.4% 32.4% 14.1%
link to industry detail Georgia 21,280 9.9% 1.8% 0.7% 213,662 65.7% 35.3% 18.7%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,879 12.9% 3.0% 1.4% 34,031 66.6% 35.7% 14.3%
link to industry detail Idaho 7,959 5.4% 0.8% 0.3% 43,509 40.5% 11.4% 2.5%
link to industry detail Illinois 31,702 7.4% 1.3% 0.4% 245,083 60.3% 30.9% 13.3%
link to industry detail Indiana 15,175 8.7% 1.7% 0.6% 139,637 61.3% 32.7% 15.7%
link to industry detail Iowa 8,666 7.3% 1.4% 0.6% 62,669 55.2% 24.3% 8.2%
link to industry detail Kansas 7,752 9.3% 1.8% 0.9% 68,070 59.8% 27.5% 13.7%
link to industry detail Kentucky 8,667 9.7% 1.9% 0.6% 78,878 60.1% 26.7% 8.4%
link to industry detail Louisiana 9,036 12.1% 2.7% 1.0% 135,151 74.3% 50.3% 33.5%
link to industry detail Maine 5,356 4.7% 0.7% 0.3% 27,711 45.1% 18.3% 8.2%
link to industry detail Maryland 16,099 11.6% 2.4% 0.7% 182,309 68.7% 37.6% 14.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 18,592 6.7% 1.1% 0.4% 130,933 55.7% 26.4% 11.0%
link to industry detail Michigan 21,543 6.0% 1.0% 0.3% 145,960 56.4% 29.4% 16.2%
link to industry detail Minnesota 17,076 5.9% 1.2% 0.5% 119,776 60.8% 35.6% 21.4%
link to industry detail Mississippi 4,904 11.1% 1.9% 0.8% 53,375 65.0% 32.8% 15.6%
link to industry detail Missouri 15,696 8.8% 1.6% 0.6% 144,370 61.6% 33.3% 17.7%
link to industry detail Montana 5,926 3.9% 0.8% 0.4% 29,449 40.5% 19.7% 8.9%
link to industry detail Nebraska 5,872 7.4% 1.7% 0.7% 44,005 56.3% 26.8% 11.2%
link to industry detail Nevada 5,900 19.5% 5.1% 1.9% 112,494 79.8% 49.9% 26.0%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 4,468 6.3% 1.0% 0.3% 26,638 47.9% 14.9% 2.0%
link to industry detail New Jersey 23,953 6.8% 1.1% 0.4% 172,004 55.3% 25.9% 10.6%
link to industry detail New Mexico 5,604 11.2% 2.2% 0.8% 54,940 63.4% 28.9% 9.6%
link to industry detail New York 47,494 7.2% 1.1% 0.2% 350,934 57.9% 26.7% 8.0%
link to industry detail North Carolina 26,965 8.7% 1.4% 0.5% 239,555 58.8% 28.4% 13.7%
link to industry detail North Dakota 2,450 8.1% 1.4% 0.7% 17,886 54.9% 21.8% 10.2%
link to industry detail Ohio 23,020 8.5% 1.5% 0.6% 207,520 62.0% 33.1% 17.8%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 8,558 8.8% 1.7% 0.7% 76,667 58.8% 29.4% 14.2%
link to industry detail Oregon 13,980 6.9% 1.2% 0.6% 97,399 53.8% 23.2% 11.4%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 28,546 8.4% 1.4% 0.5% 257,229 62.1% 33.2% 15.6%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 3,452 5.4% 1.0% 0.3% 19,852 49.9% D D
link to industry detail South Carolina 12,009 9.2% 1.6% 0.7% 111,971 59.7% 30.2% 19.3%
link to industry detail South Dakota 3,263 6.2% 1.4% 0.5% 20,133 46.9% 18.5% 2.4%
link to industry detail Tennessee 11,356 11.7% 2.3% 0.8% 126,890 65.1% 33.2% 11.2%
link to industry detail Texas 41,154 13.2% 2.6% 0.7% 633,006 75.9% 48.8% 27.9%
link to industry detail Utah 10,790 8.1% 1.4% 0.6% 87,267 57.2% 25.5% 11.0%
link to industry detail Vermont 3,025 4.2% 0.7% 0.2% 14,743 40.8% D D
link to industry detail Virginia 23,554 9.4% 1.6% 0.5% 219,552 61.7% 30.5% 11.9%
link to industry detail Washington 24,828 7.7% 1.2% 0.4% 198,559 58.7% 28.6% 13.7%
link to industry detail West Virginia 4,074 8.0% 1.9% 0.7% 32,154 55.6% 26.9% 9.3%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 15,723 6.6% 1.1% 0.5% 112,171 55.5% 27.3% 14.8%
link to industry detail Wyoming 3,071 7.2% 1.4% 0.6% 23,540 54.3% D D

 
 
U.S. - Construction - by Subsector
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Industry
detail
NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
  23 Construction 761,474 8.4% 1.1% 0.1% 7,043,631 63.3% 33.2% 15.9%
link to industry detail 236 Construction of buildings 229,877 5.7% 0.7% 0.2% 1,553,559 55.1% 28.1% 15.5%
link to industry detail 237 Heavy and civil engineering construction 45,840 17.4% 3.7% 0.8% 994,866 82.6% 57.0% 34.7%
link to industry detail 238 Specialty trade contractors 486,285 8.9% 1.1% 0.1% 4,495,206 61.8% 29.7% 11.9%

 
 
U.S. - Construction - by Industry
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 236 Construction of buildings 229,877 5.7% 0.7% 0.2% 1,553,559 55.1% 28.1% 15.5%
link to state detail 2361 Residential building construction 185,892 2.9% 0.3% 0.1% 810,536 37.3% 17.3% 10.5%
link to state detail 236115 New single-family general contractors 68,961 2.5% 0.3% 0.1% 276,091 28.4% 9.8% 5.0%
link to state detail 236116 New multifamily housing construction (except operative builders) 3,990 12.6% 2.8% 0.7% 49,011 72.0% D D
link to state detail 236117 New housing operative builders 22,858 5.3% 1.0% 0.3% 176,398 59.2% 38.8% 28.9%
link to state detail 236118 Residential remodelers 90,164 2.1% 0.2% 0.0 309,036 27.3% 7.8% 3.7%
link to state detail 2362 Nonresidential building construction 44,062 17.9% 2.5% 0.5% 743,023 74.4% 40.0% 20.9%
link to state detail 23621 Industrial building construction 3,439 17.9% 4.6% 1.9% 77,922 81.4% 59.4% 39.6%
link to state detail 23622 Commercial building construction 40,659 18.0% 2.4% 0.5% 665,101 73.6% 37.7% 18.7%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 237 Heavy and civil engineering construction 45,840 17.4% 3.7% 0.8% 994,866 82.6% 57.0% 34.7%
link to state detail 2371 Utility system construction 19,841 19.7% 4.0% 1.0% 548,381 84.9% 61.9% 43.4%
link to state detail 23711 Water and sewer system construction 13,068 16.4% 2.3% 0.4% 191,752 70.7% 32.8% 11.4%
link to state detail 23712 Oil and gas pipeline construction 1,759 39.7% 14.6% 5.3% 157,437 96.2% 83.6% 64.2%
link to state detail 23713 Power and communication system construction 5,054 21.9% 5.2% 1.8% 199,192 89.6% 72.6% 57.8%
link to state detail 2372 Land subdivision 10,743 5.3% 1.4% 0.6% 66,683 52.9% 30.4% 17.0%
link to state detail 2373 Highway, street, and bridge construction 10,758 27.3% 6.5% 1.3% 311,967 86.6% 56.9% 25.3%
link to state detail 2379 Other heavy construction 4,587 14.2% 2.9% 1.1% 67,835 75.3% 44.6% 25.5%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 238 Specialty trade contractors 486,285 8.9% 1.1% 0.1% 4,495,206 61.8% 29.7% 11.9%
link to state detail 2381 Building foundation and exterior contractors 107,247 9.7% 1.2% 0.1% 1,024,124 63.1% 28.3% 9.2%
link to state detail 23811 Poured concrete structure contractors 24,521 11.1% 1.6% 0.2% 287,075 68.3% 36.8% 16.6%
link to state detail 23812 Steel and precast concrete contractors 3,702 27.1% 4.9% 0.7% 84,157 81.3% 40.5% 12.1%
link to state detail 23813 Framing contractors 15,359 5.7% 1.0% 0.1% 107,304 53.4% 26.2% 6.5%
link to state detail 23814 Masonry contractors 24,895 8.9% 1.0% 0.1% 211,929 61.2% 24.4% 4.9%
link to state detail 23815 Glass and glazing contractors 5,401 12.9% 1.5% 0.2% 59,889 59.7% 22.8% 4.2%
link to state detail 23816 Roofing contractors 18,342 11.6% 1.1% 0.1% 180,288 63.2% 21.8% 5.6%
link to state detail 23817 Siding contractors 9,400 3.5% 0.3% 0.1% 44,663 37.9% D D
link to state detail 23819 Other building exterior contractors 5,671 8.9% 1.2% 0.3% 48,819 58.0% 23.0% 6.8%
link to state detail 2382 Building equipment contractors 180,343 10.5% 1.4% 0.2% 2,016,784 65.3% 34.4% 16.0%
link to state detail 23821 Electrical contractors 76,713 10.3% 1.5% 0.2% 860,150 66.0% 35.8% 16.0%
link to state detail 23822 Plumbing and HVAC contractors 97,757 10.1% 1.2% 0.2% 1,013,634 62.2% 29.8% 12.4%
link to state detail 23829 Other building equipment contractors 5,954 18.8% 3.8% 1.0% 143,000 83.0% 58.8% 40.9%
link to state detail 2383 Building finishing contractors 124,973 6.6% 0.8% 0.1% 878,093 55.4% 24.6% 8.1%
link to state detail 23831 Drywall and insulation contractors 20,623 13.5% 2.3% 0.3% 291,293 74.7% 42.6% 16.1%
link to state detail 23832 Painting and wall covering contractors 38,505 5.1% 0.4% 0.0 215,887 45.9% 15.8% 4.2%
link to state detail 23833 Flooring contractors 15,950 4.7% 0.4% 0.1% 80,477 42.4% 12.7% 1.8%
link to state detail 23834 Tile and terrazzo contractors 11,180 6.3% 0.5% 0.0 68,190 48.4% D D
link to state detail 23835 Finish carpentry contractors 31,906 4.0% 0.4% 0.1% 150,053 37.6% 11.9% 3.6%
link to state detail 23839 Other building finishing contractors 6,841 11.3% 1.6% 0.3% 72,193 63.6% 29.1% 10.7%
link to state detail 2389 Other specialty trade contractors 73,903 8.0% 0.9% 0.2% 576,205 57.2% 23.6% 8.4%
link to state detail 23891 Site preparation contractors 40,356 9.5% 1.2% 0.2% 351,101 60.5% 24.5% 6.4%
link to state detail 23899 All other specialty trade contractors 33,556 6.3% 0.7% 0.1% 225,104 52.1% 22.1% 11.6%

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