Areas Where Home Building Employment Is Thriving And Sputtering

December 12, 2016

Nearly 3.8 million people worked in residential construction in 2015, accounting for 2.5 percent of the nation’s civilian labor force.

NAHB Eye on Housing found where home building employment is the strongest and weakest based on state and congressional districts. States like Florida, Montana, and California are faring well in residential construction employment, but Texas, New Mexico, and several states in the south are facing shortages.

In addition to Montana and Florida, eight other states register shares of residential construction workers that exceed 3%: Idaho (3.8%), Vermont (3.6%), Utah (3.4%), Colorado (3.3%), Maine (3.3%), North Carolina (3.1%), Arizona (3.1%), and New Hampshire (3.1%).

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