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Bricklayers and Stonemasons

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 63,930 brickmasons and blockmasons and 12,310 stonemasons employed in the United States. Bricklayers and stonemasons work in the building industry for such companies as general contractors or specific building contractors, both large and small. Jobs are available across the country but are concentrated in city areas. Those who are skilled in business matters can start their own companies or be contractors; about 10 percent of masonry workers, including bricklayers and stonemasons, are self-employed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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