Builders Say Labor Shortage Intensified

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July 06, 2015

The NAHB surveyed single-family builders in June 2015 and found that shortages of labor and subcontractors have become even more widespread.

“The shortages are most acute for basic skills like carpentry, which are needed during the construction of any home,” the NAHB says.

The survey found 69 percent of builders reported a shortage, either serious or some, of construction workers willing and able to do rough carpentry. The number increases to 74 percent for builders reporting subcontractor shortages in the same skill.

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