The 2018 “Paycheck to Paycheck” report focuses on the affordability challenges workers face in five job categories in the construction industry: carpenters; electricians; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanics; maintenance workers and plumbers. The database currently highlights the costs of renting and homeownership for workers in 81 occupations in 259 metro areas nationwide. Data on three-bedroom rentals and lower down payments has also been added to the database.
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