AGCA: R.I. March construction employment up 1.6%

RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 1.6 percent year over year in March, ranking No. 32 in the nation. Month to month, the state's 2.6 percent decline in construction employment was the fastest rate of decline in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 1.6 percent year over year in March, ranking No. 32 in the nation. Month to month, the state's 2.6 percent decline in construction employment was the fastest rate of decline in the nation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment rose 300 jobs year over year to 18,700 workers, seasonally adjusted, in March, a 1.6 percent year over year increase, according to the Associated General Contractors of America Friday. The year-over-year growth rate ranked as the No. 32 highest growth rate of all 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.,…

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