Housing construction up in Portland


Housing construction is increasing in the Portland area, but the number of qualified workers is getting harder to find.

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Housing construction is increasing in the Portland area, but the number of qualified workers is getting harder to find.

During the great recession, some 2.2 million construction workers left the profession. Now business has begun improving, but many of those workers still aren’t coming back.

That translates into longer time periods for building new homes. In the West that means about 23 percent longer, or an average of four months.

Read more at KGW.

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