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DIRECT ON SITE EMPLOYMENT RATES ON FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS 1/

1980 - 2004

OCTOBER 2005 TABLE PT-6
YEAR 2/ FINAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)
TOTAL LABOR HOURS
(THOUSANDS) 3/
LABOR HOURS PER
MILLION DOLLARS
NUMBER OF
JOBS 4/
NUMBER OF JOBS
PER MILLION DOLLARS
GROSS LABOR EARNINGS
(MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)
COST PER
LABOR HOUR
(DOLLARS)
1980 3,599 91,990 25,562 57,494 16 751 8.17
1981 6,171 133,708 21,667 83,568 14 1,221 9.13
1982 6,561 133,331 20,322 83,332 13 1,269 9.52
1983 5,433 107,169 19,726 66,981 12 1,101 10.28
1984 5,361 92,691 17,291 57,932 11 1,057 11.40
1985 5,168 84,371 16,327 52,732 10 998 11.83
1986 6,369 102,216 16,048 63,885 10 1,267 12.40
1987 6,226 98,152 15,764 61,345 10 1,285 13.09
1988 5,847 92,830 15,878 58,019 10 1,285 13.84
1989 7,785 123,083 15,810 76,927 10 1,633 13.27
1990 7,243 106,037 14,640 66,273 9 1,526 14.39
1991 8,062 116,983 14,510 73,114 9 1,671 14.29
1992 6,940 95,523 13,764 59,702 9 1,492 15.62
1993 7,524 98,850 13,138 61,781 8 1,547 15.65
1994 6,418 81,272 12,663 50,795 8 1,281 15.76
1995 7,267 88,850 12,227 55,531 8 1,459 16.42
1996 6,951 81,233 11,687 50,771 7 1,350 16.62
1997 4,875 52,302 10,729 32,689 7 1,004 19.20
1998 5,547 57,818 10,423 36,136 7 1,099 19.01
1999 3,706 36,699 9,894 22,916 6 674 18.39
2000 4,922 44,939 9,130 28,087 6 957 21.30
2001 3,738 34,869 9,328 21,793 6 704 20.19
2002 4,843 43,281 8,937 27,051 6 954 22.04
2003 4,701 39,658 8,436 24,786 4 877 22.11
2004 3,631 31,849 8,771 19,906 5 687 21.57

1/ Data comes from reports submitted by contractors to the Office of Program Administration in the Office of Infrastructure upon completion of projects costing at least $1 million. Prior to ISTEA, data were not collected for projects on the Federal-aid secondary FAS) system or off the Federal-aid systems. Since ISTEA and TEA-21, only NHS data are collected.

2/ The year shown is the year FHWA received the report of the completed project.

3/ Labor hours shown are for "on-site" work only, and do not include off-site work at materials plants, suppliers, office staff, management, etc.

4/ Number of jobs equals total hours divided by 1600.


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