February 2018 — Labor Market Intelligence Center
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The construction industry makes up the 8th largest sector by employment in the DFW area, averaging about 33,901 new hires each quarter.
From 2007 to 2017, Specialty Trade Contractor businesses experienced the strongest growth within the sector in the DFW region.
Source: Business Wise
Source: Texas Workforce Commission
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“Dallas area construction companies are short 20,000 construction workers despite wages rising 35 percent for most needed trades.”
“Lack of labor is delaying delivery of a new home by one month and adding more than $5,000 in additional cost to every home built in the DFW area.”
In southern Dallas County neighborhoods:
Contact Ben Magill, executive director, Labor Market Intelligence Center.