R.I. ranks No. 49 in U.S., lowest in N.E. for construction job growth

RHODE ISLAND'S 4.4 PERCENT year-over-year decline in construction jobs landed the Ocean State No. 49 in the country. On a monthly basis, Rhode Island added 100 construction jobs in August over July, an increase of 0.7 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON
RHODE ISLAND'S 4.4 PERCENT year-over-year decline in construction jobs landed the Ocean State No. 49 in the country. On a monthly basis, Rhode Island added 100 construction jobs in August over July, an increase of 0.7 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON
PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in Rhode Island dropped 4.4 percent in August compared with the same period in 2012, a year-over-year net loss of 700 jobs, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Rhode Island ranked No. 49 in the country for construction employment gains, joining 14…

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