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Unemployment rates fell year over year in April in 276 of the United States’ 372 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro; rose in 78 of the nation’s metropolitan areas, including the New Bedford metro; and was unchanged in 18 areas, according to the latest non-seasonally adjusted data. more
The unemployment rate for New England fell 0.4 percentage points year over year in April to 6.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island remains behind other states in New England when looking at major economic indicators such as growth of the gross state product and the unemployment rate. However, the state economy is slowly regaining momentum. more
Rhode Island is expected to increase the number of restaurant jobs this summer by 15.6 percent, the fourth-highest projected rate of increase in the United States, according to National Restaurant Association projections. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market is sustaining recent gains. more
When she was one of 15 bank employees laid off from her job processing transactions on customer accounts, 52-year-old Margarita Feliciano decided to go back to the work she enjoyed when she was in her 20s – taking care of patients in their homes. more
During the past year, construction employment in Rhode Island fell nearly 9 percent, or 1,400 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Despite the three-tenths of a percentage point decline in its unemployment rate in April, to 8.8 percent, Rhode Island still has the sixth-highest jobless rate in the nation, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent in April, the 10th consecutive monthly drop in the jobless rate and the lowest it has been since October 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Erik and Dawn Deneault have two healthy children and were blindsided when their third child, Danica, was born with brain malformations. Their life suddenly consisted of days and weeks of medical visits in Providence and Boston and months of searching for a way to decrease their daughter’s 40 to 50 seizures a day. more
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