R.I. ranks 3rd in nation for yearly construction employment growth rate in July

RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 3 for year-over-year construction employment growth in July. / COURTESY THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 3 for year-over-year construction employment growth in July. / COURTESY THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island construction employment saw the third-highest year-over-year growth in the nation in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Associated General Contractors of America on Friday. Construction employment in the Ocean State rose 12.7 percent to 20,400 from July 2016 levels. The year-over-year percentage increase was the largest in…

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