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Economic conditions remain mixed in New England, with manufacturers citing weaker results, but those in the tourism industry reporting gains, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th in the nation for five-year growth of total workers’ compensation benefits paid (including both cash and medical benefits), according to research by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
The average weekly wage in Providence County rose to $1,015 in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 2 percent increase over the same period the year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
The Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday that most construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers, and firms in the Northeast were no exception, with 67 percent reporting difficulty filling jobs. more
Companies in the U.S. added 208,000 workers in November, indicating steady progress in the labor market, a private payrolls report showed. more
Colleges and universities across Rhode Island are placing a heavier emphasis on community service for their students,, which they say helps turn out more job market-ready graduates. more
Plumbing equipment manufacturer Quick Fitting Inc. has secured approval from U.S. immigration officials to broker investments in Rhode Island manufacturers from foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in the United States, the company said Monday. more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Feld Entertainment Inc. for one serious safety violation and is proposing a penalty of $7,000 in response to the circus accident that injured nine performers during a “hair hang act” this past May at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. more
Rhode Island’s financial profile has improved following the economic downturn, but weak economic and demographic trends, paired with large combined debt and pension liabilities, remain sources of credit pressure, according to Moody’s Investor Service. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
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