Construction Industry

  • Research Report
    January 1, 2002 - 2:05pm


    In recent years, the U.S. construction industry has faced a shortage of skilled craft workers. This shortage could grow more severe in the years ahead due to an aging construction workforce, leading to high rates of retirement. Since the late 1980s, the share of Pennsylvania construction industry workers aged 40 and over has risen from just under a third to nearly half.

  • Briefing Paper
    February 1, 1999 - 11:41am

    Pennsylvania law requires construction contractors working on publicly funded construction or renovation projects to pay workers at a minimum the prevailing wages and benefits in their respective trades in the geographical area in which the work is performed.

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