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Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Filed in Economics, Labor by on January 11, 2022 0 Comments
Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Average hourly earnings for residential building workers have been growing fast recently, driven by the tightening construction labor market.

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Job Gains Slow in December

Filed in Economics, Labor by on January 10, 2022 0 Comments
Job Gains Slow in December

Job gains slowed sharply for the second straight month in December as the omicron variant began to spread.

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Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Material Costs by on January 7, 2022 1 Comment
Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

New construction has been unable to add needed supply to the market because domestic production from the sawmill industry has not kept pace with home construction gains since mid-2020, resulting in unsustainable gains for home prices.

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Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Filed in Economics, Workforce Development by on November 16, 2021 2 Comments
Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Labor shortages, as reported by single-family builders and remodelers in NAHB’s latest surveys, have hit unprecedented highs since each of the surveys began and continue to exacerbate housing affordability challenges, along with lot shortages and heightened material costs.

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Median Age of Construction Worker In Line with National Average

Filed in Economics, Workforce Development by on May 26, 2021 1 Comment
Median Age of Construction Worker In Line with National Average

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent 2019 American Community Survey data, the median age of a construction worker is 41 — the same as the national average.

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Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

Filed in Economics, Trends by on April 27, 2021 0 Comments
Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

The most recent and comprehensive estimates of home building employment by state and congressional district reveals that California is the state with the most residential construction workers. Idaho’s 1st congressional district (Rep. Russ Fulcher – R), which comprises much of the western part of the state, leads the nation with 24,000 residents engaged in home building.

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Which States are Most Reliant on Immigrant Construction Workers?

Filed in Economics, Labor by on April 2, 2020 0 Comments
Which States are Most Reliant on Immigrant Construction Workers?

Foreign-born workers now account for almost a quarter of workers in the construction industry, and close to 30% of construction tradesmen. In some states, reliance on foreign-born labor is even more pronounced.

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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

Filed in Advocacy, Labor by on February 7, 2020 2 Comments
House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

The House on Thursday passed legislation strongly opposed by NAHB that contains dozens of sweeping labor law revisions that would negatively affect the construction labor market at a time of critical skilled worker shortages.

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