A changing workforce collar color

 / Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
/ Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The last decade has seen a significant change in the makeup of Rhode Island's workforce, with traditionally blue-collar industry sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and trade, transportation and utilities losing a combined 33,500 jobs in Rhode Island, a decline of 16.5 percent. In a state with total nonfarm employment of 570,900 in December 2014, that is…

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