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Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as employers retained staff to meet domestic demand for goods and services ahead of the holiday season. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed in October to the second highest level in almost 14 years as employers looked for staff to contend with strengthening demand. more
The 2015 unemployment insurance taxable wage base will be $21,200 for most employers in Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Employers added more than 200,000 workers to payrolls in October for a ninth consecutive month and the jobless rate dropped to the lowest level in six years as the American economy powered past a global slowdown. more
More Americans unexpectedly filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating companies let go of seasonal workers following the holidays. more
The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the second quarter, rebounding from the biggest drop in more than three decades and helping to restrain labor costs. more
Job openings rose in June to the highest level in more than 13 years, firming up the U.S. labor market picture for the second half of the year. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose more than forecast last week, interrupting a steady decline to pre-recession lows. more
Nearly three decades after Rhode Island law mandated that at least 10 percent of state contracts and purchase awards go to minority- or women-owned businesses, the Ocean State has not met its commitment. more
BOSTON – The state last week announced nearly $2 million in funding to support manufacturing workforce training across the state, with $287,950 going towards a Bristol Community College initiative. more
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