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A declining 5.1 percent unemployment rate did not keep Rhode Island’s economic momentum from sagging in December, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
It makes perfect sense in a state that not that long ago had the highest unemployment rate in the nation that creating jobs is a major public-policy focus. It also makes sense that high-wage jobs should be a priority, given that the cost of … more
The other day I was with a friend who was telling me how stressed he was. He felt that everyone wanted a piece of him and he was spread too thin. He didn't want to disappoint people, especially family. I told him he needed to learn how to say no. … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week released a nearly $9 billion budget plan that targets increased state investment in education and workforce preparation, as well as economic-development initiatives. The fiscal 2017 budget … more
The minimum wage in Rhode Island could rise again, by 50 cents, under Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget plan, to $10.10 an hour. If the General Assembly endorses her vision, it would be the fifth consecutive year of minimum wage increases. … more
1 What is the mission of the organization? Rhode Island Jobs With Justice is a coalition of labor, faith and community organizations. Our mission is to improve the conditions of Rhode Island's working families. It is our firm belief that … more
the R.I. Department of Labor and Training recently released figures that showed Rhode Island with the second-largest percentage job growth in 2015 among New England states (behind only Massachusetts). The growth rate was 1.8 percent, … more
PAWTUCKET – Boosted by Star Wars sales, Hasbro Inc. beat analyst estimates in the third quarter, showing a profit of $207.6 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, compared with $180.5 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. … more
PROVIDENCE – As of September, Rhode Island has recovered 65.8 percent of the 39,800 jobs it lost during its recession from December 2006 to August 2009, the state Department of Labor and Training said last week. Connecticut and Maine also … more
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, illustrating a healthy labor market that’s allowing workers to feel more secure in their job. more
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