R.I. Aug. construction employment rises 3.8%, No. 28 in U.S.

RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year from 18,300 to 19,000 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year from 18,300 to 19,000 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year in August, the No. 28 fastest rate in the country, and the fourth-fastest rate in New England, according to the Associated General Contractors of America Friday. Rhode Island added 700 jobs over the 12-month period to reach construction employment of 19,000 in August.…

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