What’s Working: Colorado’s construction industry is short on workers as housing prices skyrocket

Residential construction is going gangbusters (who hasn’t noticed the escalating housing prices, or even rising lumber prices). But the industry has struggled to fill jobs for years. Even when the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6% in July 2019, there were 350,000 openings in the construction sector, which was not much higher than a year later, when there were 325,000 openings even as […]