Residential construction jobs slowly return

Housing Wire

The construction sector added a total of 31,000 jobs in November, on par with the two prior months. It was a strong month for construction,” First American deputy chief economist Odeta Kushi said in a statement. “We Following a strong showing in October , a somewhat disappointing U.S.

Townhouse Construction Growing

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Over the last four quarters, townhouse construction starts totaled 152,000 units, 25% higher than the prior four quarter total (122,000).

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Construction worker shortage has reached “crisis” levels

Housing Wire

To keep pace with current construction demand, and account for attrition, 740,000 new construction workers are needed each year for the next three years , a report by the Home Builders Institute contends. million new hires for construction.

Opinion: The “profitless boom” in residential construction

Housing Wire

The residential construction industry is facing a crisis as builders manage the critical shortage of building materials and labor. Tye Alroe, director of Alroe Constructions , was recently let down by a subcontractor who pulled out of a job at the last minute. “I

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Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2021

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According to the latest May 2021 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $49,070 and the top 25% make at least $75,820.

Construction a bright spot in weak September jobs report

Housing Wire

After losing 3,000 jobs in August , the construction sector added 22,000 jobs in September. However, construction employment is still 201,000 jobs below its February 2020 level. The average hourly earnings of production and non-supervisory employees in construction are up 5.8%

Construction Job Openings Surge

Eyes on Housing

The labor market continues to tighten, especially for the construction industry. The count of open construction jobs increased to 410,000 unfilled positions in October, the highest measure in the history of the data series (going back to late 2000).

States with Highest and Fastest Rising Construction Wages

Eyes on Housing

As the construction labor market remains tight and skilled labor shortages persist, wages in construction continue to rise, often outpacing and exceeding typical earnings in other industries.

March Gains in Private Residential Construction Spending

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 1% in March after an increase of 0.7% Total private residential construction spending was 18.4%

Townhouse Construction Surged in 2021

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction jumped 28.1% in 2021.

Home Builders Ramp Up Construction Based on Demand

Keeping Current Matters

Early indicators show new-home construction is beginning to ramp up. Evangelou refers to the volume of new homes where construction began during a set period, known in the industry as housing starts. Thus, housing construction is trending upward with housing starts likely to reach 1.6

How will rising rates affect new home construction?

Housing Wire

Census Bureau released their construction report for February, showing a positive trend in housing construction data with a lovely print in housing permits at 1,859,000 and housing starts at 1,769,000. The post How will rising rates affect new home construction? Today, the U.S.

New home construction shoots up 22.6% in July

Housing Wire

New home construction continues to climb, as privately owned single-family housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.496 million, a 22.6% The post New home construction shoots up 22.6%

Highest Paid Occupations in Construction in 2020

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According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey data and analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), half of payroll workers in construction earn more than $50,460 and the top 25% make at least $71,000.

Residential Construction Spending Trends Upward in February

Eyes on Housing

NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending rose 1.1% Total private residential construction spending was 16.6%

Median Age of Construction Workforce

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NAHB analysis of the most recent 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) data reveals that the median age of construction workers is 41, the same as a typical worker in the national labor force. The median age of construction.

6 Tips for Appraising New Construction Homes

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New construction is treated a little differently by lenders, FHA, and the GSEs. When appraising new construction homes, you must take into consideration certain features and attributes that don’t necessarily apply to re-sales.

Construction Marketing: Valuable Advice to Get More Clients in Construction

Realty Biz

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Construction Layoff Rate Dives

Eyes on Housing

What had been, in prior years, a challenge in certain sectors, like construction, continues as. The labor market continues to tighten. In the September BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data, the national number of job quits for all sectors (4.4

Slight Rise for Construction Job Openings

Eyes on Housing

The construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs increased slightly to 396,000 unfilled positions in March.

Should You Buy an Existing Home or New Construction?

Keeping Current Matters

With so few homes for sale and construction of newly built homes ramping up , you may be wondering if you should consider new construction in your search process. New Construction . Another solid benefit to new construction is customization.

Gains for Residential Construction Loans

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Residential construction loan volume reached a post-Great Recession high during the fourth quarter of 2021, as home building activity posted gains for the year. The volume of 1-4 unit residential construction loans made by FDIC-insured institutions increased 1% during the fourth quarter.

HBGI Shows Suburban Shift for Multifamily Construction

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Steady Number of Open Construction Jobs

Eyes on Housing

The construction labor market remains tight, as the industry sees a rising number of job openings year-over-year. The count of open construction jobs remained steady at 381,000 unfilled positions in February.

Residential Construction Loan Growth

Eyes on Housing

The second quarter of 2021 marked the second consecutive quarter of loan growth for residential construction loans. The volume of 1-4 unit residential construction loans made by FDIC-insured institutions increased by 4.9%

Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

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Construction Marketing: Valuable Advice to Get More Clients in Construction

Realty Biz

Construction is a competitive industry. With the number of qualified contractors constantly growing, marketing is one of the essential tools for any construction business to operate at its full potential. Below, we share valuable marketing advice to get more clients in construction. .

Growth for Townhouse Construction

Eyes on Housing

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design, townhouse construction continued at a strong pace in the first quarter of 2021. This followed the best quarter for townhouse construction in 2.5

Residential Construction Employment Rose Slightly in April

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Residential construction employment rose by 3,100 in April, after an increase of 28,700 in March. Read More › Construction Statistics Economic Indicators Economics Housing Data COVID-19 employment labor force labor force participation rate residential construction employment

Residential construction jobs still haven’t returned

Housing Wire

For the second month in a row the construction sector added jobs, rising by 44,000 jobs in October. Unfortunately for the residential housing sector, most of these jobs were in nonresidential specialty trade contractors (19,000), and in heavy and civil engineering construction (12,000). Construction employment is still 150,000 jobs below its February 2020 level. The post Residential construction jobs still haven’t returned appeared first on HousingWire.

Shortage of construction workers hits “crisis level”

Realty Biz

Anyone looking for a career change that doesn’t have the advantage of a college degree could do a whole lot worse than retraining as a construction worker. million new hires for construction,” he added. Brady said the construction worker shortage has now reached a “crisis level”.

July Construction Job Openings

Eyes on Housing

What had been a challenge in certain sectors, like construction, continues as a broad labor access issue as businesses seek workers as the economy reopens. The count of open construction jobs weakened in July to 321,000 unfilled positions, according to data from.

Increase in housing starts has construction playing catch-up

Housing Wire

Duncan noted the pace of new home sales over the past six months has accelerated more quickly than the construction pace, suggesting homebuilders will have to play catch up relative to sales going forward.

Prices of Residential Construction Inputs Up 23% Year-Over-Year

Eyes on Housing

Prices paid for goods used in residential construction ex-energy rose 3.6% inputs to residential construction less food and energy) prices have declined just twice since December 2019. in May (not seasonally adjusted) and have increased 16.5%