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Wages and salaries in the U.S. rose at a slower pace in the fourth quarter, indicating workers have limited success bargaining for pay increases even as the labor market improves. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits declined last week to the lowest level in 15 years, showing employers view a first-quarter slowdown in the economy is probably temporary. 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
PROVIDENCE – The Senate this month passed legislation sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski to exempt the Job Development Fund from indirect cost recovery on restricted-receipts accounts. That action will free more than $1.2 million annually for use in job-training and work-experience efforts. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts lost 1,600 jobs in April but saw its total unemployment rate drop 0.3 percent, to 6 percent, from the March rate, according to the Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates. more
Local companies large and small are hiring unemployed veterans wherever they can – some in new efforts and others through established programs. more
TO THE EDITOR: Unemployment benefits are clearly out of control ("10 things that will turn Rhode Island around," Feb. 9, 2015. The law must have been written during much better times. For example, a … more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
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