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The Connecticut Construction Job Market

The recession of 2008-2009 affected the construction industry in most states. Connecticut’s recovery is slower than the national average and recent statistics show that it has a high rate of construction unemployment – one of the highest in the country (almost 7%, compared to about 5% representing the national average).

The main reason for this situation is the cost of doing business in Connecticut, which remains high and reflects in state regulations, fees, taxes etc. In other words, building in this state costs more than elsewhere.

The good news is that opportunities exist. The workforce is skilled and the median income is one of the highest in the country. There are funds and grants for developing construction projects; municipalities must simply work a bit more on bringing more business into local communities and, as the investments will progress, it is expected that more jobs will become available in this sector.

Competition already exists among construction companies and some of the terrific commercial roofing Connecticut companies and those that want to stand must evaluate their activity and ensure that they are doing their best to operate efficiently and offer themselves all the opportunities to succeed

The state of Connecticut also made progressions, during the last years, in attracting students to tech schools and trade schools, which is a good sign for the future of constructions.