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The U.S. Doesn't Have Enough Construction Workers — and That's a Problem for Everyone

The U.S. is facing a shortage of construction workers and tradespeople — and the problem will only get worse as more Baby Boomers retire. The shortfall is driven by an American education system that steers students to college and a culture that devalues careers in the trades. And if you think this doesn’t affect you, think again. As the cost of construction work goes up, everyone’s bank accounts will suffer. (Produced by NBCLX contributor Nate Richards)