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The Chronicle of Philanthropy rated the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by how much their residents give to charity, and the Providence area ranked second-from-last, coming in only ahead of Hartford, Conn. more
A broad-based November hiring surge ranging from factories to offices and retailers powered the U.S. economy to create the largest number of jobs in almost three years, triggering long-awaited wage gains. more
Employers added more than 200,000 workers to payrolls in October for a ninth consecutive month and the jobless rate dropped to the lowest level in six years as the American economy powered past a global slowdown. more
T.F. Green Airport saw passenger traffic decline 7.3 percent year over year in June after a 7.8 percent decline a month earlier in May, according to numbers released Friday by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate declined again in July to 7.7 percent, a slight drop compared with June but down almost 2 percentage points year over year, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
With the drop of Rhode Island’s unemployment rate in July to 7.7 percent, the state no longer claimed the highest jobless rate in the country for the first time since October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
(Updated, 9:45 p.m.) The Providence Journal has begun laying off employees in advance of its acquisition by the parent of Gatehouse Media Inc., according to comments from newsroom staff on social media. Rhode Island Public Radio reports that 22 editorial union personnel were losing their jobs. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, an indication companies are holding on to staff even as cold weather threatens to slow the world’s largest economy. more
President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
The new year brought mixed economic results in Rhode Island, as discouraging unemployment data offset positive revisions of January payroll estimates, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
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