Construction is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. The industry has more than 650,000 employers with over 6 million employees and creates nearly $1 trillion worth of structures each year. Construction is one of the largest customers for manufacturing, mining and a variety of services.
- Construction wages and salaries in 2015 totaled $381 billion in the U.S., including $1.0 billion in Rhode Island.
- As of Dec. 2018, more than 25,000 people were employed in construction in RI.
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