The construction industry is facing a 'decade of pain', with around 60,000 jobs lost last year.
According to an annual skills report, 2012 saw downturn in public sector housing contracts, a fall in private housing contracts and infrastructure construction.
Falls in job levels have been predicted by The Construction Skills Network every year until 2016.
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