Economic and Workforce Development

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

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    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.

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