The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America


By Jeff Kauflin 

Unemployment in the U.S. sank to 4.3% last month, nearly half its level just five years ago. Millions more Americans are hard at work, but which jobs are growing the fastest?

Forbes looked at data from the U.S. Current Population Survey, a project co-led by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, to identify the fastest-growing roles. We compared 2016 with 2015 to understand the biggest winners.

Break out your hard hat — construction laborer was the fastest-growing position, expanding by 152,000 jobs to employ 1.8 million Americans last year. Meanwhile, the total value of U.S. construction projects swelled by $52 billion to $1.16 trillion.

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