Mean wage for construction laborers: $12.38
Arkansas had the most year-over-year construction job gains of Western and Southeastern states, according to a report at forconstructionpros.com. The data — compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Association of Home Builders — show construction jobs in Arkansas increased 13.6 percent. The state in that region with the second-highest rate, Idaho, saw 10 percent growth in construction jobs, forconstructionpros.com reported.
Rural housing and business construction demands are credited with a significant portion of the job growth in Arkansas, according to U.S. News & World Report.