Posts Tagged ‘ labor market ’

Construction Rises but Can Builders Finish With so Few Hands?

Feb 1st, 2024

The labor market showed significant improvements over 2022-23. But for construction, that trend was destined to change, experts warned [DWM]. By mid-2023, the number of workers needed had reached the mid-300,000 range, after peaking at over 500,000. Those improvements were attributed mostly to a decrease in starts among single-family homes, said Robert Dietz, chief economist […]

The 2024 Business Climate: Uncertainty is the Only Certainty There Is

Dec 7th, 2023

As I travel and visit customers this time of year, I usually like to take their temperature as it relates to what they think the coming year will bring. This year I would describe their average temperature as lukewarm. That’s because I would have to say that there is a fair amount of uncertainty in the industry. The […]