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Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
An “inauspicious start” to the fourth quarter is at least not as bad as it could be, as reflected in economic momentum in Rhode Island that slowed in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Three new incentive programs were launched Friday by officials to improve streetscapes in central business districts, provide tax stabilization incentives, and give tax credits to Rhode Island companies that play a role in persuading a supplier or customer to relocate to the Ocean State and create at least 10 new jobs. more
(Updated 12:01 p.m.) The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area climbed 31 spots to No. 95 in the Milken Institute’s 2015 Best-Performing Cities report, propelled by growth in wages and high-tech jobs. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week to a five-month high, interrupting steady labor-market progress. more
Providence is the third-worst city to retire, due to its lack of affordability, WalletHub said. more
Job openings in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in October, while the rate of hiring held steady. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area had the second-highest unemployment rate decrease over the year in October in the nation among 51 metro areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator increased again, fueled by growth in building permits and fewer jobless claims. more
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