By Catherine Reagor | Arizona Republic
Metro Phoenix led the nation for losing the most construction jobs during the housing crash.
Now, Valley builders are hiring. But Arizona has one of the biggest shortages of construction workers in the U.S.
The shortage in workers could delay new metro Phoenix home sales, which are running at the highest level since the housing crash.
At least 82 percent of Arizona contractors are having a hard time filling jobs, according to a new survey from the Associated General Contractors of America.