When plumbers first started popping up on TV in the late ’80s, the profession was seen as a risky career move.
Now, plumbers are in demand, especially among younger people and minorities.
But there are signs plumbers’ labor demand may be slowing.
The number of plumbers employed fell slightly in the first quarter of 2017.
And overall, the number of jobs in the plumbing sector is on the decline.
In the past two years, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number, as measured by hours worked per year, has dropped 8.5 percent compared with the same period a decade ago.
But many plumbers still do jobs that weren’t seen as lucrative back in the day, and some are still struggling.
As for who’s getting laid off, the decline of the plumber is particularly troubling, said Matt Miller, president of the National Plumber’s Association, which represents more than 200,000 plumbers.
“It’s hard to say for sure,” Miller said.
“We have a lot of plumber vacancies that haven’t been filled and we know that a lot are just waiting for that plumber.”
He added that while plumbers have a high turnover rate, they do still have a “strong presence in our industry.”
Plumbers make up about half of all hourly workers in the U, according to a study by consulting firm Ernst & Young.
Miller said plumbers “are definitely a force to be reckoned with” in the industry.
But he said plumber layoffs could be a harbinger for future job losses.
“If plumbers aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing, they’re going to look for other opportunities,” he said.
In addition to a shortage of pliers, Miller said a number of factors could also be driving the slowdown.
Plumbers have less-than-stellar track records, and they may be more prone to medical conditions and accidents, he said, and that makes it more likely that they’ll leave the profession.
Miller also said that plumbers may not have enough experience to find a job if they’re looking for one.
The majority of plilers who want to return to the profession are young people with a bachelor’s degree, Miller added.
And those with a college degree are also more likely to be willing to take a job that offers a high wage, he added.
“So it’s not just a lack of experience,” he noted.
“It’s also that younger plumbers will be more likely than older plumbers to look at that and say, ‘This is the best job for me,'” Miller said, adding that pliers are also less likely to go back to school to earn their degrees, as well.
Miller says he expects to see a drop in plumber job growth in 2018.
But for now, he thinks it’s a good sign that the industry is beginning to rebound.
“I think we are getting more plumbers in the job market,” he added, “and that is good news.”
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Plumber jobs have dropped nearly 20 percent since 2009.
But the industry still has more than a million plumbers on the payroll.
The reason for the decline is a number a growing number of people are putting their skills to use, Miller noted.
He pointed to the recent closure of a PlumberWorks in New York City that closed in May, after a yearlong investigation into allegations of abuse.
While that case involved a handful of plums, Miller believes the trend of plumagers getting the boot could be more widespread.
Miller believes that’s the trend that plumhers are most concerned about, and he said that is because of their health and safety issues.
The U.K.-based Plumber Works in Manchester, England, closed in July after a series of high-profile incidents, including an employee who was fatally stabbed and another who was allegedly assaulted by a former employee.
Miller estimates that there are about 30 to 40 Plumber Jobs at home for every full-time plumber employed.
“That is an alarming trend,” Miller told New York Mag.
“People are being turned away because of safety concerns.
And I think that is the reason we’re seeing that.”
Miller said that Plumberworks’ closure was also the result of a growing backlash against the industry after an employee was accused of raping a woman and another was accused by another employee of sexually assaulting a woman.
“Plumbers have always been a victim-blaming industry, but I think now people are just beginning to realise that,” he explained.
“And that has led to a huge amount of concern.”
Miller believes a number plums down the pipe is due to a number factors.
The decline of plummets has been particularly dramatic, he noted, but it also could be due to the recession, because of a