Construction Labor Is Showing Its Age

September 20, 2019
aging construction worker wearing hardhat
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The latest labor force statistics from the 2018 Current Population Survey show that the construction industry continues to struggle to attract younger workers. While workers under the age of 25 comprised 12.3% of the US labor force, their share in the construction industry reached only 9% in 2018. Meanwhile, the share of older construction workers ages 55+ increased from less than 17% in 2011 to almost 22% in 2018.

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