May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford metros

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100 workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America June 26.

The Providence metro percentage increase ranked No. 230 in the country, tied with more than 20 metro areas.

The New Bedford metro area did even better, ranking No. 4 in the nation for percentage growth in construction employment in May at 19 percent. Construction employment in the area increased 500 workers, from 2,700 to 3,200 workers.

Midland, Texas, ranked No. 1 for construction-employment percentage growth in May at 29 percent, increasing 7,800 workers year over year to 34,500 from 26,700.

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