LABOR AND MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

FEDERALLY AIDED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN MANY SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY, ALTHOUGH MAN-HOUR REQUIREMENTS FELL 30 PERCENT BETWEEN 1958 AND 1970. THE EQUIVALENT OF ABOUT 561,000 YEAR-ROUND, FULL-TIME JOBS WERE GENERATED BY PUBLIC HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IN 1970, INCLUDING AN ESTIMATED 237,000 JOBS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. THE CHANGES IN MAN-HOUR REQUIREMENTS REFLECT SHIFTS IN THE MIX OF MATERIALS, METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGHWAYS, AS WELL AS PRODUCTIVITY CHANGES. /DOT/

  • Corporate Authors:

    BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

    WASHINGTON, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • BALL, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Pagination: p. 40-5
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00202362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2003 12:00AM