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Stone, Concrete, Ceramics, and Glass
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts much faster than average employment growth, approximately 40 percent, through 2020 for stonemasons, brickmasons, and blockmasons. Cement masons and concrete finishers are projected to have much faster than average employment growth of 34 percent during this period as well. Much of this growth will be due to demands for infrastructure projects such as construction of roads and bridges, and of schools, apartment buildings, hospitals, and other facilities. Delays in construction may arise as a result of economic conditions and budget constraints faced by local and state governments may negatively impact employment opportunities.