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Paul Emrath / Eye on Housing Blog / July 3, 2015
A survey of single-family builders conducted by NAHB in June 2015 shows that shortages of labor and subcontractors—already quite widespread in mid-2014—have become even more widespread during the past year.
The shortages are most acute for basic skills like carpentry, which are needed during the construction of any home. For example, in the 2015 survey 69 percent of builders reported a shortage (either serious or some) of construction workers willing and able to do rough carpentry.
Builders, however, may be even more concerned about the availability of subcontractors thanRead More
Associated General Contractors via Twitter / May 27, 2015
Last week, Associated General Contractors released its analysis of employment trends across the nation in the construction market. This map offers a quick scan of the landscape.
— Hanley Wood (@HanleyWood) June 1, 2015
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Robert Dietz / Eye on Housing Blog / April 7, 2015
The number of open, unfilled construction sector positions increased noticeably in February. Overall, the construction labor market has been characterized by relatively higher levels of turnover over the last few months, with an increase in hiring and quits at the end of 2014 and an upward trend in job openings.
According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs for February (on a seasonally adjusted basis) increased to 166,000 from an upwardly revised count of 137,000 in January.
The February 2015Read More