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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February at 4.5 percent was 0.9 percentage points lower than it was in February 2016, putting it among the top 10 states with significantly different rates over the year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Rhode Island added the highest percentage of new construction jobs over the past year in the nation in February at 12.2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
President Donald Trump won an important victory in his efforts to restrict travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries, even though he still can’t enforce it. more
Restoration of American manufacturing has occupied a prominent space in President Donald Trump's speeches, commentary and tweets. But a mixed message was conveyed by the new president when he released a broad overview of his 2018 budget … more
To the Editor: As a business owner, I welcome an earned sick-day policy. In Rhode Island, more than 40 percent of private-sector workers are not able to accrue paid sick days. When workers or their family members get sick, … more
Does your company require a criminal background check for new employees? Yes 63.6% No 36.4%   Does your company conduct a credit check for new employees? Yes 27.3% No 72.7%   … more
To the Editor: An open letter to the community from The Providence Plan: For more than 25 years, ProvPlan has worked with state and city leadership to develop evidence and provide advice on a wide range of public-policy issues of … more
If a company wants its brand to stand out from the competition, differentiating it from its competitors is the place to start. Subaru has done this more successfully than most. Its customers give new meaning to brand loyalty. Many are passionate or … more
Falling to a level not seen since May 2001, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in February, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
When it comes to innovation, Rhode Island falls in the middle among the states, while Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire are among the top 10 best. more
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