Rhode Island

  • Project Labor Agreements

    No state policy. However, local government entities have implemented PLA requirements.

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $1,000.

  • Right to Work

    No.

  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute authorizes or prohibits P3s on public construction projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 76% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $0 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2019.

  • Career and Technical Education

    90% of CTE high school graduates are placed in colleges or careers.

    Rhode Island recognizes NCCER as an approved curriculum for CTE programs.

  • Job Growth Rate

    3.1%.

Monthly Unemployment Rate in Rhode Island

Industry Overview

Prompt Pay

Private: No law in place.
Public: All bills shall be paid within 30 working days of receipt of a proper invoice.
Subs:
– Private: No law in place.
– Public: Prime to sub within 10 days of receipt of payment by the state. No law for subs to lower tiers.

Immigration/E-Verify Mandate

No law in place.

Percentage of State GDP From Nonresidential Construction

3.9%

Incidence Rate

No data available.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction

14.6%

Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage

11.50

Percentage of Pensions Funded

53.7%

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

1.53%

Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)

7.00%

State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)

815