Rhode Island

  • Project Labor Agreements

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

  • Prevailing Wage

    Yes; $1,000.

  • Right to Work


  • Public-Private Partnerships

    No statute authorizes or prohibits P3s on public construction projects.

  • Workforce Development Incentives

    Current labor supply satisfies 94% of peak labor demand.

    State offered $10,988,985 in grants and incentives for workforce preparation and development in 2021.

  • Career and Technical Education

    6.5% 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


Monthly Unemployment Rate in Rhode Island

Please see ABC's state-by-state construction unemployment data here.

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.
– 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


Incidence Rate

No data available.

Occupational Safety & Health Oversight (State vs. Federal)

Federal oversight.

Percentage of Union Membership in Private Construction


Marijuana Legalization Status

Legalized for medicinal use, decriminalized for personal use.

Business Facts

Minimum Wage


Percentage of Pensions Funded


Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate


Corporate Income Tax Rate(s)


State and Local Public Construction Expenditures (in millions)