Employment rose more than forecast in December and the jobless rate declined to 5.6 percent, wrapping up the best year for the labor market since 1999 and adding to evidence the U.S. is a standout in the global economy.
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Led by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a coalition of school reform advocates has launched “Bright Today Educational Choice,” a campaign espousing school choice in Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday.