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Companies added more workers than projected in December as U.S. employers grew more optimistic about the prospects for demand, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Despite the three-tenths of a percentage point decline in its unemployment rate in April, to 8.8 percent, Rhode Island still has the sixth-highest jobless rate in the nation, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Construction employment declined in 123 of 339 metro areas – including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area – rose in 170 out of 339 metro areas – including the New Bedford area – and stayed stagnant in 46 metro areas from April 2012 to April 2013. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training has received an additional $500,000 National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist with the continuation of cleanup and recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Sandy. more
Unemployment rates fell year over year in April in 276 of the United States’ 372 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro; rose in 78 of the nation’s metropolitan areas, including the New Bedford metro; and was unchanged in 18 areas, according to the latest non-seasonally adjusted data. more
American employers took on more workers than forecast in May as the world’s largest economy weathered the impact of higher taxes and federal spending cuts. more
It’s no secret that Rhode Island’s economy has been struggling for years and that much of our woes are self-inflicted: High taxes and too much regulation have put a burden on businesses that have driven them to either initially open or eventually relocate across one of our borders. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, indicating a second day of gains for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors weighed the Federal Reserve’s stimulus plans after data showed employment increased more than forecast in May and the jobless rate rose. more
More than 20 organizations will share in $2.1 million in state funds earmarked for summer youth work experience programs through the Governor’s Workforce Board and the R.I. Department of Human Services. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies are confident demand will be sustained in the face of federal budget cuts and tax increases. more
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