U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the SOC Homepage for information on the previous version of the SOC.
47-2061 Construction Laborers
Perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers. Construction laborers who primarily assist a particular craft worker are classified under "Helpers, Construction Trades" (47-3010). Excludes "Hazardous Materials Removal Workers" (47-4041).
Illustrative examples: Construction Craft Laborer,
Air Hammer Operator,
Construction Trench Digger
Broad Occupation: 47-2060 Construction Laborers
Minor Group: 47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
Major Group: 47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
List of SOC Major Groups
SOC User Guide
Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010