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Claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped to the lowest level in more than five years, extending swings typical for the month of July. more
The economy in the U.S. grew more than projected in the second quarter reflecting an unexpected pickup in inventory building as consumer spending cooled. more
The state unemployment rate edged up in July, though it remains lower than July of last year, according to a report released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Purchases of new U.S. homes plunged in July by the most in more than three years and previous months were revised down, a sign that growth in the industry may be taking a pause as mortgage rates rise. more
Rhode Island posted the third-highest unemployment rate in the country in July, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Monday. The Ocean State also experienced the third-largest drop in unemployment over the year. more
Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area each saw unemployment rate declines in July from July 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s economy has struggled to gain traction in the wake of the Great Recession and may be vulnerable to a slew of external factors, according to a joint report from Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island decreased by 5 percent year-over-year in July, according to the Association for Corporate Growth. more
Payrolls in the U.S. climbed less than projected in August after smaller gains the prior two months, indicating companies are being deliberate in their hiring as they wait for a pickup in demand. The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell as more people left the labor force. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August climbed to 9.1 percent, an increase from 8.9 percent in July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
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