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The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in September from August, and similarly unmoved from the September 2015 rate, according to a Thursday release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
(Updated 2:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza published a report Wednesday afternoon announcing the achievements, goals and future plans of the Career and Technical Education Task Force launched in October. more
The world’s working-age population is shrinking faster than expected, leaving fewer people to support a growing number of seniors, according to the Bloomberg Sunset Index. more
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.) The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Duro Textiles LLC plans to close its manufacturing facilities and permanently lay off its workforce in mid-October, according to a notice sent to the state’s Division of Career Services. more
Jobless claims last week hovered around four-decade lows, showing the labor market remains the strongest part of the U.S. economy. more
(Updated, 4:55 p.m.) Faced with falling demand for teller services, Webster Bank will close four Rhode Island and Bristol County branches on April 14. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked among the 10 worst metropolitan areas for small-business growth in the United States, losing 625 small businesses over the four-year period measured by the American City Business Journals. more
Rhode Island added the highest percentage of new construction jobs over the past year in the nation in February at 12.2 percent, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
How much is a child’s future success determined by innate intelligence? Economist James Heckman says it’s not what people think. more
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