AgentMarkets & Economy

Skilled workers flee home construction

Filling jobs with qualified tradesmen won't be easy, experts say
Published on Sep 30, 2011

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Arizona, along with Florida, Las Vegas, Southern California and Michigan, as most people know, has been one of the places in the country hardest hit by the popping of the housing and mortgage bubble. So, it was interesting to see that in an early summer employment report, construction jobs in Arizona had finally begun to stabilize.

In June 2011, construction jobs totaled 112,500, down just 0.3 percent from 112,800 in June 2010, according to the state's major newspaper, The Arizona Republic. The decline was so slight, the data indicated a plateau.

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