Construction jobs are difficult to fill

Construction has been a major driver of hiring in recent months, but now builders are having trouble finding the workers they need.

Friday’s January jobs report showed that construction added 28,000 jobs in January, about 18% of the the jobs created overall. It’s the fourth straight month of strong construction job gains as home building has rebounded. Low mortgage rates, rising home prices and low inventories of new homes for sale are expected to continue to boost the housing recovery through 2013.

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