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The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the fourth quarter as the world’s largest economy expanded, helping to restrain labor costs. more
U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said they would keep working to strike a compromise on reviving expanded jobless benefits, even as the chamber failed to advance the latest plan amid a partisan dispute over amendments. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched downward in January to 9.2 percent, the lowest rate since November 2008, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The state’s civilian labor force totaled 550,300 in January, up 200 from December 2013 but down 9,700 from January 2013. more
BRISTOL – The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will offer a second session of its Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program beginning in late February. more
Companies added more workers than projected in December as U.S. employers grew more optimistic about the prospects for demand, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth accelerated in the final months of 2013, bolstered by improved employment in the state, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator index released Monday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies. more
The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
Information technology professionals concerned about the shortage of skilled computer science employees in the Rhode Island workforce are taking action to fill the void. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment from January 2013 to January 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Thursday. more
Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities. more
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