R.I. tops nation in yearly growth rate for construction employment

RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT grew at a faster rate than any state in the nation from June 2016 to June 2017.
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT grew at a faster rate than any state in the nation from June 2016 to June 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island ranked No. 1 for largest percentage gain in state construction employment year over year in June according to the Associated General Contractors of America, based on figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rhode Island construction employment rose 13.4 percent from June 2016, an increase of 2,400 to 20,300 construction…

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