More Remodelers Report Labor Shortage

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November 11, 2015

According to the NAHB, 80 percent of remodelers reported a shortage of finish carpenters. Forty-one percent of then described the shortage as “serious.”

Data comes from NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index survey in the 3rd quarter of 2015. The numbers were 8 percentage points higher than the same index a year ago.

The survey asked remodelers about availability of labor in 12 categories. The categories with the most shortage were carpenters, framing crews, and bricklayers.

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