Updated January 29 at 9:29pm
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With the drop of Rhode Island’s unemployment rate in July to 7.7 percent, the state no longer claimed the highest jobless rate in the country for the first time since October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 500 construction jobs in July when compared with July 2013, a 2.3 percent gain for a total of 22,400, according to non-seasonally adjusted figures published by the Associated General Contractors of America Wednesday. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Americans’ confidence increased last week to the highest level since July 2007 as job gains and falling prices at the gasoline pump boosted attitudes about the economy and personal finances. more
Workers don’t have a federal right to be paid for time spent in post-shift security searches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that will help Amazon.com Inc. fend off lawsuits seeking more than $100 million. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
The Quonset Business Park will be the site for a free, public monthly job fair, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. more
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung will host a joint job fair for more than 80 area unemployed residents on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at Roger Williams Park Casino at 1000 Elmwood Ave. more
The fewest Americans in almost 15 years filed applications for unemployment benefits during a holiday- shortened week that typically makes the data more volatile. more
Citing more than a decade of continual enrollment increases, the University of Rhode Island said Thursday it plans to spend $5.3 million to hire 55 new faculty over the next four years. more
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