R.I. grows construction employment 4.3% in July

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in Rhode Island grew 4.3 percent in July compared with a year earlier for a total of 16,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Monday. Above, Karl Martone, a broker associate with Re/Max Properties in Smithfield, at the contrtuction site of a new home in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in Rhode Island grew 4.3 percent in July compared with a year earlier for a total of 16,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Monday. Above, Karl Martone, a broker associate with Re/Max Properties in Smithfield, at the contrtuction site of a new home in Lincoln. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
ARLINGTON, Va. – Construction companies in Rhode Island added 700 construction jobs in July compared with the same month last year, an increase of 4.3 percent that ranked the state 20th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Monday. Massachusetts, which added…

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