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The Providence metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the growth of workers with an advanced degree from 2005 to 2013, with a 5.6 percent increase during that period. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in February, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record close last week, as investors assessed the strength of the economy and developments in Ukraine. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
The R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has issued policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in medical practice. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. more
Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England inched downward in December, dropping 8 cents per hour to an average of $34.40 per hour, but remained the highest in the U.S., according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Wednesday. more
Bank of America Corp. is cutting jobs today across co-Chief Operating Officer Thomas Montag’s global trading and investment banking divisions, according to three people with direct knowledge of the decision. more
Construction employment expanded in 228 metropolitan areas from October 2013 to October 2014, and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area was one of them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
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