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In a Gallup ranking of U.S. states by employees’ perception of job creation at their workplaces, Rhode Island ranked last, replacing Maine as the state with the lowest Job Creation Index in 2013. more
U.S. stocks fell, after equities snapped a four-day rally yesterday, as data showed retail sales declined in January by the most in 10 months while more Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits. more
There were 685,000 job openings in the Northeast as of the last business day in December, representing 2.6 percent of total employment in the region, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Another year past, another mixed reading of economic progress for Rhode Island. That’s the assessment of Leonard Lardaro, the University of Rhode Island economist who produces the monthly Current Conditions Index measuring the state’s economic performance, or momentum, using a dozen different metrics. more
Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for the first time in three weeks as employers retained workers to meet demand. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose to 9.2 percent in December, non-seasonally adjusted, from 8.6 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force shrank five-tenths of a percent to 687,600 from 698,300, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
U.S. stocks fell, ending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’s longest stretch without a 5 percent slide since 2006, as a gauge of manufacturing in the world’s largest economy declined more than estimated. more
The average per capita debt for Rhode Island’s cities and towns is $1,673, with the highest per capita debt in Providence at $7,366 per person, according to an analysis of local debt data conducted by WPRI-TV CBS 12’s Target 12 team. more
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