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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained highest in New England in December at 6.8 percent, and was the fifth highest in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
WASHINGTON - Payrolls increased in 41 states in December and the unemployment rate fell in 42 as the U.S. labor market closed out its best year since 1999. Texas led the nation with a 45,700 … more
The Center for Dynamic Learning today launched a Career and Exploration Center to help city teens gain hands-on skills in the technical trades, engineering and manufacturing fields. more
Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. more
The percentage of Rhode Islanders represented by unions declined in 2014 compared with the year prior, according to union membership data released Friday by 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 fiscal 2015 budget projected a surplus of $500,000, but the state is now projecting a deficit of $34.5 million, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council said. more
BOSTON – Attempting to address a projected budgetary shortfall, Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month issued a hiring freeze across the entire state government while also announcing a comprehensive review of the state’s departments. more
Rhode Island is facing a current and future shortage of experienced nurses – but that doesn’t mean getting a job in the industry is easy, even for college graduates with a degree in the field. more
The number of information technology professionals employed in Rhode Island is at an all-time high, but advertised jobs are left vacant as employers struggle to find candidates with applicable skills in a fast-evolving industry. more
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