|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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