Currently, women make up 10.9% of the construction workforce. According to the Current Population Survey, women in the construction are mostly involved in such occupations as office and administrative support, management, business and financial operations. Sales and office occupations employed the largest number of women within the construction industry. For example, women accounted for 72% of workers in sales and office occupations, including 439,000 women in office and administrative support, and 24,000 in sales and related occupations in 2022. Around 463,000 women were engaged in management, professional, and related occupations, taking up only 17% of all management positions.
While construction and maintenance occupations account for the largest number of employees in construction and is where additional workers are most needed, women comprised only 4% of such occupations. Additional steps should be taken to attract female workers into these high demand occupations. Other groups such as production, transportation, and material moving occupations, and service occupations employed only around 26,000 female workers.