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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continues to dip, with a June drop of a tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent compared with May, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
The unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in October, declining two percentage points compared with the year prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Jobless rates were lower in February in 366 of the 387 metropolitan areas in the country, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, which saw its rate decline 2 percentage points year over year to 7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island was among 28 states that had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped in December to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate for the state since March 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training has reported. more
The maximum weekly benefit rate for unemployment insurance will remain unchanged for the coming year, while the maximum weekly benefit rate for temporary disability insurance is increasing by $25, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
If there was a theme to Providence Business News’ Manufacturing Awards program Thursday at Bryant University’s Bello Center, it was that teamwork helps an enterprise function at a level much greater than the sum of its parts. more
A new $1.3 million grant program will focus on employers’ needs in cultivating a stronger workforce to jump-start the Rhode Island economy, the governor announced Monday. more
Plumbing equipment manufacturer Quick Fitting Inc. has secured approval from U.S. immigration officials to broker investments in Rhode Island manufacturers from foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in the United States, the company said Monday. more
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