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Construction employment in Rhode Island dropped 4.4 percent in August compared with the same period in 2012, a year-over-year net loss of 700 jobs, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August climbed to 9.1 percent, an increase from 8.9 percent in July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the final $150,000 in awards stemming from its year-long “Make It Happen RI” economic development initiative. more
Statistics released today by the Census Bureau present a portrait of a stagnant economy with poverty remaining high and incomes sluggish four years into the recovery from the worst slump since the Great Depression. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has launched the first phase of its new Rhode Island Work Immersion Program, which will provide work experience for college students and unemployed adults in the state. more
Most employers in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area do not anticipate any change in hiring in the fourth quarter of 2013, Forbes reported last week. more
Since the financial crisis, a Narragansett Bay-sized cloud of self-doubt or “irrational negativity,” as Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee described it, has been among the factors blamed for Rhode Island’s inability to regain its financial footing. more
New England employer costs for employee compensation in June 2013 averaged $34.81 per hour, the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Thursday. more
The financial stakes in Amgen Inc.’s race to develop a new kind of cholesterol-lowering drug are high and, perhaps as much as any other state, Rhode Island is invested in the outcome. more
Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner was retired, and she and her husband were building a retirement home in Hilton Head, S.C., when Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee called and asked her to succeed Christopher F. Koller, the state’s first and only health insurance commissioner during the last eight years. more
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