BLS: Pipe Trade Workforce Demand Will Expand
January 15, 2006
Workforce demands will expand substantially over the next decade, according to the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pipe trades occupations will reach a 15.7 percent growth rate between 2004 and 2014, BLS predicts, outstripping the rate of growth in the economy overall (13 percent) and construction trades as a whole (11.8 percent). The pipe trades will add 193,000 new and replacement positions by 2014.