More than half of the jobs lost to automation and digitalization have come in the last few years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That is a dramatic shift from the decades before, when home improvement was a staple of many households.
The jobs lost in recent years are a reflection of the growing number of Americans who are looking to move to newer, cheaper places, according a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.
The economic decline of home improvement employment is due to automation, the EPI said.
Automation has made it cheaper for workers to move, allowing workers to take on less manual labor.
It has also led to fewer skilled workers moving to areas where jobs are available.
In a recent report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said automation and a shortage of skilled workers are the two major reasons for the job losses.
While the decline of job opportunities for home improvement workers has slowed, the number of workers displaced from the field has risen.
According to the EPDI, in 2014, there were 1.6 million home improvement and commercial trades jobs, while there were 3.4 million home repair jobs.
And that was just for residential work.
Since then, there have been about 1.9 million job losses in the commercial trades.
That has increased to 2.4 percent of all jobs in the U