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Rhode Island’s May unemployment rate of 8.2 percent was the highest in the country for a seventh consecutive month, but Rhode Island was also one of 32 states with year-over-year unemployment rate declines designated statistically significant, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that there were 1,800 more Rhode Island-based jobs in the first quarter than originally estimated. more
Payrolls at U.S. companies climbed in June by the most since November 2012, a sign the job market is strengthening as demand picks up. more
In hospitality, as in any field, the job hunt takes many forms. Just ask Courtney Lowenstein. more
As a researcher for the College & University Research Collaborative, Jonathan Harris, an assistant professor of design at Johnson & Wales University, is exploring whether bike paths and mass transit in the state cater to millennials – or should. more
More than 132,000 jobs in Rhode Island are supported by international trade, according to Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies. more
More Americans unexpectedly filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies let go of seasonal workers following the holidays. more
Massachusetts economic growth slowed in the first quarter, but far outpaced U.S. GDP growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Thursday. more
Rhode Island ranked 20th among all states and the District of Columbia in terms of construction employment growth in December, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Wages and salaries in the U.S. rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter, indicating workers have limited success bargaining for pay increases even as the labor market improves. more
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