These comments cover the career grouping of Other Construction Trades, which includes Painters and Decorators.
Employment growth in this occupation slowed during the recent recession but will resume over the projection period, although at a lesser rate than the one observed over the 1999-2008 period. Employment growth will be slower over the 2011-2020 period mainly because of the slowdown in housing starts. This slowdown is a result of the aging population, which means slower demographic growth. Increases in immigration, household formation and infrastructure investments are expected to partially compensate for this decrease in construction investments. The number of retirements is not expected to be as high as in other occupations because workers in this occupation tend to be younger and retire later. However, retirements will be the main source of job openings. New graduates and immigrants are expected to be the main source of job seekers.
Job Seekers: 49,818
Job Openings: 32,664
Job prospects for this career are rated Limited