U.S. Needs 200,000 More Construction Workers

200,000

Number of construction jobs that are currently unfilled across the United States, Reuters reports. Eight years after the housing bust drove an estimated 30 percent of construction workers into new fields, homebuilders across the country are struggling to find workers at all levels of experience, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. The association estimates that there are approximately 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the U.S. – a jump of 81 percent in the last two years.

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