60,000 job losses in the construction industry last year

A general view of roof workers building new houses in Derbyshire Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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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Construction job losses

The construction industry is facing a 'decade of pain', with around 60,000 jobs lost last year. According to a new report, 2012 saw downturn in public sector housing contracts, a fall in private housing contracts and infrastructure construction.