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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
Construction companies in Rhode Island added 700 construction jobs in July compared with the same month last year, an increase of 4.3 percent that ranked the state 20th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Monday. more
Arpin Van Lines was ranked second among the top three household goods carriers in the 20th annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey. more
When it comes to pay, the place for teachers to be is Rhode Island, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis compiled by Rasmussen College. more
A little like golf, but you get to “break things.” That’s how Jack O’Brien, manager of Addieville East Farm in Burrillville, describes sporting clays, the increasingly popular target-shooting game and alternative to the traditional corporate golf outing. more
Quarter-over-quarter personal income growth in Rhode Island was 1.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with 1.9 percent in the first quarter, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
This week hasn’t been the best for the Ocean State when it comes to state rankings. WalletHub, a personal finance website, examined 116 U.S. cities to determine the hardest working cities in America in honor of Employee Appreciation Day on March 6. more
GateHouse Media, owner of the Providence Journal, is offering buyouts to non-union and union employees, Rhode Island Public Radio reported. more
The annual revision of labor force statistics conducted recently showed that the number of unemployed residents was overestimated every month in 2014 by an average of 1,830, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
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