CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ESTABLISHMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT
Nebraska - Economic Census Years                        
  1982 1987 1992 1997 4 2002 4 2007 4 2012
  Establish. Employees Establish. Employees Establish. Employees Establish. Employees Establish. Employees Establish. Employees Establish. Employees
All Establishments                    
 Total 14,179 27,200 14,181 26,566 13,610 30,092 17,597 40,363 18,650 46,004 20,792 44,605 20,613 40,562
  Building Construction 1 3,074 7,230 3,002 >6,113 2,445 7,224 3,785 8,215 4,295 10,155 5,051 8,660 5,108 7,654
  Heavy Construction 2 617 3,172 508 4,648 567 5,328 660 7,546 803 8,115 624 5,590 528 4,770
  Special Trades 3 10,333 16,783 10,489 >15,316 10,589 17,450 13,152 24,603 13,552 27,734 15,117 30,355 14,976 28,138
                   
Establishments w/o Payroll                
 Total 10,010 0 10,315 0 9,286 0 12,399 0 13,071 0 15,345 0 14,937 0
  Building Construction 1 1,966 0 1,963 0 1,203 0 2,457 0 2,746 0 3,637 0 3,793 0
  Heavy Construction 2 339 0 190 0 165 0 226 0 360 0 301 0 259 0
  Special Trades 3 7,564 0 8,020 0 7,918 0 9,716 0 9,965 0 11,407 0 10,885 0
                   
Establishments w/ Payroll                    
 Total 4,169 27,200 3,866 26,566 4,324 30,092 5,198 40,363 5,579 46,004 5,447 44,605 5,676 40,562
  Building Construction 1 1,108 7,230 1,039 >6,113 1,242 7,224 1,328 8,215 1,549 10,155 1,414 8,660 1,315 7,654
  Heavy Construction 2 278 3,172 318 4,648 402 5,328 434 7,546 443 8,115 323 5,590 269 4,770
  Special Trades 3 2,769 16,783 2,469 >15,316 2,680 17,450 3,436 24,603 3,587 27,734 3,710 30,355 4,091 28,138
NA - not applicable (establishments without payroll have no employees) or not available.
1 Building construction includes general contractors of residential and non-residential buildings.
2 Heavy construction includes street and highways, bridges, sewers, water, etc.
3 Special trades includes plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers, etc.
4 1997 and 2002 numbers use NAICS code so not entirely comparable to previous years.
Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1992 and 1997 Census of Construction, 1996 and April 2000, and January 2001, and 2012 Economic Census, 2016
Last Updated: April 20, 2016
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov