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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped to 8.7 percent in March, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Still higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for March, the Rhode Island figure is the lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, the DLT said in a release. more
Rhode Island has the highest percentage of “actively disengaged” workers in the United States, according to a report from Gallup. more
John Condon, president of Stonewall Solutions, will tell you it’s no easy task finding the right people to work at his software-development company. “We need candidates with technology skills that are pretty unique,” he said. “To find them, we have to cast a wide net.” more
Court-ordered settlement talks between the state and Rhode Island public employees and retirees over cuts in pension benefits have broken down, sending the dispute to trial, both parties in the case said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 9.1 percent in March, the lowest unemployment rate for the Ocean State since November 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. 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
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate was unchanged in June at 8.9 percent after an increase of 0.1 percentage points in May broke 10 consecutive months of declines, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Local fast-food workers will rally outside the Wendy’s restaurant located at 771 Warwick Ave. at 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to an email sent out Thursday afternoon from local social justice coalition Rhode Island Jobs with Justice. more
New England Construction has opened a regional office at 20 Burlington Mall Road in Burlington, Mass., the Rhode Island-based company announced Monday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
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