R.I. construction employment growth highest in New England in July

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT In Rhode Island increased 5.2% year over year in July, the fastest rate of increase in New England./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT In Rhode Island increased 5.2% year over year in July, the fastest rate of increase in New England./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – The year-over-year construction employment growth rate in Rhode Island in July was the 15th-highest in the nation, according to the Associated General Contractors of America Friday. Construction employment in the Ocean State rose 5.2% year over year to 20,100 jobs, seasonally adjusted. Wyoming had the fastest rate of growth in the construction sector…

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