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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
The rate of increase for the New England employment cost index declined in the three-month period ended September 2013, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Tuesday. 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
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 2.6 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 400 jobs for a total of 15,700 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
Fluency in Spanish is in demand in Rhode Island’s health care sector, though training and additional pay are limited, even among some of the state’s top employers in the industry. more
Rhode Island’s economy is improving, but progress is slow and the impact of the 2008 Great Recession is still felt. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in September and October compared with the same periods last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nonseasonally adjusted data released Thursday. more
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