Nonresidential Building Construction

Net profit margin rank: 97
Net profit margin: 0.78%
Change in 2009-2010 sales: –15.54%
Number of firms: 45,105
Employment: 766,961

The industry—which includes industrial, commercial, and institutional building construction trades—had a 4.84 percent profit margin in 2006. It dropped below 1 percent last year.
 
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