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PROVIDENCE – The city school department has chosen Mt. Pleasant and Hope high schools to host two new Carnegie Opportunity by Design high schools. more
Applications for unemployment benefits climbed last week to a level that’s consistent with progress in the U.S. labor market. more
Consumer confidence fell in February as gas prices started to rise from a six-year low and damped Americans’ optimism about the economy. more
Greencore Group PLC, an international convenience foods company, celebrated the pre-opening of its new sandwich facility at Quonset Business Park on Wednesday. more
The city of Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December of the four cities in the metro area at 9.3 percent, even though it declined 3.4 percentage points from a year ago, according to information released Thursday for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area ranked No. 153 among 339 metropolitan areas around the nation in November in terms of construction employment with 4 percent year-over-year growth, according to information released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 341 of the 372 metropolitan areas, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area was among them, according to data released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released an economic summary for the Providence area recently showing that while it may still have a jobless rate that is higher than the national average, occupations generally pay more. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending gains after a five-day rally in equities that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 18,000 for the first time. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
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