R.I. percentage growth for construction jobs second highest in U.S. in Sept.

RHODE ISLAND HAS SEEN significant growth in construction employment over the last 12 months, ranking No. 2 in the nation for percentage growth according to Associated General Contractors of America statistics released Friday. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
RHODE ISLAND HAS SEEN significant growth in construction employment over the last 12 months, ranking No. 2 in the nation for percentage growth according to Associated General Contractors of America statistics released Friday. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
WASHINGTON – With 13.7 percent growth in construction jobs for the year ended Sept. 30, Rhode Island ranked second in the nation, beaten out for the top spot by only Oregon, which achieved construction job growth of 14.9 percent, according to an Associated General Contractors of America analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data…

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