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A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that Rhode Island claims the lowest share nationwide of public-sector and federal contract jobs as a percentage of all nonfarm payroll jobs, with 14.3 percent of all jobs in the state falling in the public sector. more
The surprise ouster of charismatic CEO Giovanni Feroce in March was the start of a larger, organizationwide shakeup at Alex and Ani LLC than company leaders have acknowledged, according to former employees. more
Rhode Island’s November unemployment rate of 9 percent remained the highest in New England and tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
The Rhode Island state pension fund grew by $426 million in fiscal 2013 to $7.7 billion, the state Office of the Auditor General said Thursday. more
Fitch Ratings affirmed its “AA” rating and stable outlook on Rhode Island in light of last week’s announcement that a settlement reached between the state and public employee unions on pension reform would increase Rhode Island’s unfunded pension liability by $232 million. more
Electric Boat’s plan to hire 650 employees this year at its expanding facility at Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown is a precursor to a massive ramp-up expected to more than double the current Quonset workforce of 2,800 over the next 15-20 years. more
As 2013 came to a close, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Rhode Island inched upward to 9.1 percent, a one-tenth of a percentage point increase from 9 percent in November. more
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
Rhode Island’s December unemployment rate of 9.1 percent ranked as the highest unemployment rate in the country for the second month in a row, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Of the many theories explaining Rhode Island’s persistent economic slump, the failure to transition to technology-based industries may have the most current traction. more
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