Bricklayers and Stonemasons


Architecture and Construction > Bricklayers and Stonemasons > Employment & Outlook
Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast
110200
100487
Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Bricklayers and Stonemasons - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 27% of bricklayers and stonemasons are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Masonry, stonework, and plastering contractors
  • Construction companies

Outlook

Demand is expected to decline for this occupation. Employment of bricklayers and stonemasons is sensitive to the economy. When the economy slows down, so does construction. During these periods, bricklayers and stonemasons may be unemployed or work fewer hours.

Changes in products and installation practices have also decreased the need for masons. Many job openings will occur as people retire from this occupation.

Bricklayers and Stonemasons (CIS 100487)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



This occupation
All occupations


Illinois
3,650
Medium
&
7.5%
5.8%
>>>>
347
Moderate
  Champaign Area
74
Medium
&
12.2%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
65
Medium
&
7.7%
5.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Cook County
1,260
Medium
&
7.0%
5.6%
>>>>
119
Moderate
  Decatur Area
52
Medium
&
3.8%
7.0%
>>>>
5
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
249
Medium
&
8.0%
9.7%
>>>>
24
Moderate
  Du Page County
458
Medium
&
4.6%
5.4%
>>>>
42
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
93
Medium
&
5.4%
5.1%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
31
Medium
&
12.9%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
49
Medium
&
-2.0%
5.2%
>>>>
4
Few
  Lake County
203
Medium
&
11.3%
8.6%
>>>>
20
Moderate
  McHenry County
131
Large
&
15.3%
6.8%
>>>>
14
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
49
Medium
&
6.1%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
83
Medium
&
4.8%
3.6%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
173
Medium
&
4.0%
7.3%
>>>>
16
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
46
Medium
&
4.3%
4.3%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
62
Medium
&
-4.8%
5.7%
>>>>
5
Few
  Rockford Area
116
Medium
&
12.1%
7.6%
>>>>
12
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
26
Small
&
-11.5%
2.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
68
Medium
&
7.4%
4.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
109
Medium
&
12.8%
6.4%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Vermilion County
10
Very small
&
10.0%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
256
Large
&
9.0%
9.1%
>>>>
25
Moderate
United States
98,700
Medium
&
-5.8%
3.7%
>>>>
7,800
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.