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Rhode Island added the highest percentage of new construction jobs over the past year in the nation in February at 12.2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Falling to a level not seen since May 2001, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in February, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
The John E. Fogarty Building. 1968-2017. A procession of kazoo-playing mourners gathered in front of the Rhode Island Convention Center on Friday to honor not a person – but the John E. Fogarty Memorial Building, which is being demolished to make way for a hotel. more
(Updated, March 22, 1:24 p.m.) A two-part series by PBN staff writers Mary MacDonald and Eli Sherman on the Providence 6-10 Connector controversy took first place in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual Best in Business competition. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 52nd highest out of 358 metro areas for its 8 percent construction employment gain over the year in January, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked fourth highest in the nation in January for its year-over-year 8.9 percent construction job gain, the Associated General Contractors of America said Monday. more
Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
The report card is in, and U.S. infrastructure is almost flunking. The American Society of Civil Engineers on Thursday assigned a grade of “D+” to the quality of U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure in a closely-watched assessment that the group publishes every four years. more
A new building covering a full city block could help fill in downtown Providence, bringing with it the potential for an urban grocery market, under a plan pursued by Providence-based Cornish Associates and Burlington, Mass.-based Nordblom Co. more
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