Just a few percentages to give you....
According to the U.S Department of Labor, Women represent 9% of total construction employment, and growing 1.7% annually through 2020.
Of NAHB builder members surveyed 38% report a shortage of finish carpenters. 48% report shortage of framing crews. and 26% report a shortage of electricians.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for construction labor, both skilled an unskilled will increase by nearly 60% as of 2020.