Is there a labor shortage in construction industry 2023?
According to an outlook from Associated Builders and Contractors, a trade group for the non-union construction industry, construction firms will need to attract an estimated 546,000 additional workers on top of the normal pace of hiring in 2023 to meet the demand for labor.
What jobs have the biggest labor shortage?
Jobs in a number of industries have been experiencing shortages of workers. Some major industries that have been affected include air traffic controllers, teachers, bus drivers, pilots and airline mechanics and construction and manufacturing workers. Those jobs provide vital services in the U.S.
Where are construction workers needed the most?
In any event, BLS data shows that the states with the most construction jobs are: California — 663,570. Texas — 568,930. Florida — 398,060.
Where is construction booming in USA?
In particular, the Midwest region of the U.S. has experienced the greatest increase in the value of new residential construction. From the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021, the value of new residential building permits in the Midwest was up 38.1%.
What is causing the labor shortage 2023?
Businesses' difficulty hiring has been blamed on a gamut of ills: too-generous unemployment benefits, too many stimulus checks, not enough immigration, too many workers with long COVID, and, finally, simple laziness.