According to the AGC Diversity & Inclusion Council’s report, The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion in the Construction Industry, between 2010 and 2030, approximately 15 million people who self-identify as white—the predominate workforce of the construction industry—are expected to leave the U.S. labor force. By 2023, people identified as white will comprise less than half of the U.S. population under 30.
Currently, 63% of the construction industry is white.
Furthermore, 55% of the U.S. population is female, and 47% of all workers are female and are poised to universally disrupt the traditional equity bases. Women made up 2.7% of the workers in construction trades, and only 9.1% of the workers in the entire U.S. construction industry in 2017.
The construction industry is lagging in reflecting current\surging demographic changes.