Report: R.I. ranked No. 2 in U.S. for Dec. construction-employment growth

RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest year-over-year construction-employment growth rate in the nation in December. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest year-over-year construction-employment growth rate in the nation in December. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s year-over-year construction-employment growth percentage ranked No. 2 in the nation behind only Nevada’s 12.8 percent, according to the Associated General Contractors of America Tuesday. Rhode Island construction employment increased 11.3 percent year over year in December, 2,100 more jobs than one year prior, to 20,700 jobs. Construction employment declined 200 jobs…

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