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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area totaled 26,500 workers in July. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Construction employment in Providence metro ticks up 3% in July

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 3% year over year to 26,500 workers in July, according to the Associated...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT In Rhode Island increased 5.2% year over year in July, the fastest rate of increase in New England./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment growth highest in New England in July

PROVIDENCE – The year-over-year construction employment growth rate in Rhode Island in July was the 15th-highest in the nation, according to the Associated General...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 1% year over year in March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment up 1% in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally-adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 1 percent year over year, or 200 jobs, to 19,600, the 35th-fastest-growing state in the nation,...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment declined 0.5 percent year over year in February, ranking No. 40 in the nation for percent change in sector employment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

R.I. construction employment declines in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment declined 0.5 percent year over year in February from 19,600 to 19,500, one of 14 states that saw...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 4.9 percent year over year to 19,300 jobs in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment growth ranks No. 18 in the nation in...

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 4.9 percent year over year in January to 19,300, according to the Associated General Contractors...

Construction bid costs rising

PROVIDENCE – The cost of new commercial buildings rose in October as contractors tried to recoup fast-rising material and labor costs, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year from 18,300 to 19,000 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Aug. construction employment rises 3.8%, No. 28 in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year in August, the No. 28 fastest rate in the country, and the...

May construction employment up 500 workers in both Providence, New Bedford...

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 500 workers year over year in May, a 2 percent increase, to 24,100...
WARWICK AREA CAREER & Technical Center students work on a building at 828 Toll Gate Road in Warwick. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, the producer price index, a measure of all materials used in construction, including diesel, rose by nearly 1 percent in March and 5.8 percent over the past 12 months. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AGCA: U.S. construction costs see slight increase in March

PROVIDENCE – Construction costs have increased steadily this year, and jumped again in March, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, a trade...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment rose 2.1 percent year over year in February, ranking No. 28 in the nation for largest growth rate. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Feb. R.I. construction employment growth No. 28 in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 28 in the nation for 12-month growth in construction employment in February with a 2.1 percent gain, according...
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