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Building Jobs for Rhode Island
An Analysis of Employment and Wages in Rhode Islandís Construction Industries

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Of the major industry divisions in the Ocean State economy, Construction has been one of the fastest growing during recent years. Between 1992 and 2002, this sector added more than 6,700 jobs to the local economy. This 55.2 percent increase was the largest percentage gain reported by any major sector during this period. By 2002, the stateís 3,529 Construction establishments employed nearly 19,000 people at an average wage ($41,385) well above the stateís private sector average. Construction-related jobs now account for 4.7 percent of total private sector employment in Rhode Island.

Using information collected by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and the United States Department of Labor, Building Jobs for Rhode Island analyzes the Construction sectorís growth in employment and annual wages by industry during the past decade. It also presents industry and occupational employment projections for the coming decade. This publication may be a useful tool in discovering where Rhode Islandís Construction industries have been...and where they are going in the future.

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