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Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Rhode Island is an example, as it has maintained a 7.6 unemployment rate since August. more
Brown University is one of the most beautiful colleges to visit in the fall, according to Best College Values. more
The public is invited to review and comment on the state’s draft economic development plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Thursday establishing a group that will restructure Medicaid in Rhode Island. The move is part of an effort to reduce the state’s per-enrollee costs, which she says are consistently among the highest in the nation. more
The Rhode Island unemployment rate has dropped to 7.9 percent in June, its lowest level since July of 2008, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, however, the Rhode Island unemployment rate remains 1.8 percent higher than the U.S. average of 6.1 percent for June. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation announced Tuesday that international food manufacturer Greencore USA has entered a new 50-year lease at Quonset Business Park and will employ as many as 393 people at the facility it plans to build there. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranks second in the nation for 2014 as one of the most livable downtowns in the U.S., according to Livability.com, a blog that produces the rankings annually. more
Quonset Development Corporation’s board of directors approved a lease option Tuesday for Cape Wind Associates LLC for property that could be used for staging components for the Massachusetts energy company’s planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. more
Despite a drop in Rhode Island’s unemployment rate to a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent in March, the Ocean State again ranked as the state with the highest jobless rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate state law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. more
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