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The fiscal 2015 budget projected a surplus of $500,000, but the state is now projecting a deficit of $34.5 million, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said. more
The bad news is, Rhode Island still has the highest unemployment rate in New England, 6.8 percent at the last counting to end 2014. But there is good news to be had. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over the past month to an eight-year low, a sign the labor market continues to gain momentum. more
The Center for Dynamic Learning today launched a Career and Exploration Center to help city teens gain hands-on skills in the technical trades, engineering and manufacturing fields. more
Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. more
Rachel Smith, a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, credits her academic adviser with reminding her about a relatively new school mantra she used to help her finish her undergraduate degree and keep loans she’ll eventually have to repay to a minimum. more
Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will receive a $161,417 federal grant to fund a study on best practices for a paid-caregiver-leave program. more
BOSTON – The Massachusetts “clean energy” sector saw double-digit job growth for the third consecutive year and now employs more than 88,000 workers in the state, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced last week. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. more
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