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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Employer costs for employee compensation in March were higher in New England than any other geographic region in the country, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week. more
What employee benefit is the most popular among staff members? Hmm … I'm tempted to say the coffee and espresso. We offer a variety of traditional benefits, but the most "popular" is probably the extra effort we put into our … more
The West Greenwich offices of Amgen Inc. may have a more genuine core of employee satisfaction than other businesses, just based on what it does. The Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based company makes medications that help people feel better. The … more
Jobless claims increased more than expected last week, reflecting a jump in California that otherwise masked steady progress in the U.S. labor market. more
With Father’s Day this weekend, Rhode Island has been named the 16th best state for working dads. more
In the wake of last week’s announcement that the General Electric Co. would open a new technology center in Providence, city, state and congressional officials on Monday gathered at the Statehouse to welcome company executives to the state. more
The June 3 employment report cast a pall over the economic outlook. Headline jobs growth of just 38,000 was much weaker than expected and left us all wondering whether the Federal Reserve would wait longer to raise interest rates. more
Confidence among American consumers in June eased from an almost one-year high as favorable views about personal finances were offset by concerns about the economy’s prospects. more
For 30 years Providence Business News has been chronicling the local business community's efforts to build and sustain a strong economy. Education is a, if not the, key factor in that effort. Business leaders know that for Rhode Island to … more
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