The residential construction sector continues its slow recovery with a median hourly wage increase of 1.41% and an additional 5.42% increase in the workforce for the sector. 

While there were slight increases in both of these areas, residential construction workers are still among the lower-paid groups as they have been for a long time. BUILDER's Dian Zhang  reports: 

"In terms of hourly wages, residential construction workers were paid 15.56% below the national median last year, compared to a 15.65% deficit a year before, a slow-paced growth. Even their median hourly wage in 2008—the closest to the national level in the past decade—was 11.54% below the national median."

To learn more about these increase in wage and work force in the residential construction sector, head over to our sister site BUILDER:

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