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The city of Fall River had the highest jobless rate in December of the four cities in the metro area at 9.3 percent, even though it declined 3.4 percentage points from a year ago, according to information released Thursday for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Greencore Group PLC, an international convenience foods company, celebrated the pre-opening of its new sandwich facility at Quonset Business Park on Wednesday. more
Applications for unemployment benefits climbed last week to a level that’s consistent with progress in the U.S. labor market. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate state law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose to the highest level since 2001 as employers faced improving demand for their goods and services. more
When Lincoln D. Chafee became governor in January 2011, the unemployment rate for Rhode Island residents was 11.4 percent. By November 2014, it had dropped to 7.1 percent. In the same time frame, … more
Consumer borrowing in the U.S. climbed in December as Americans boosted their credit-card use by the most in eight months. more
Employers in the U.S. added more jobs than forecast in January, capping the biggest three-month gain in 17 years, and workers’ earnings jumped. more
Rhode Island’s largest county – Providence – reported a 2.2 percent wage gain in the 2014 second quarter, ranking it No. 123 among the 339 largest counties in the country, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area had the largest unemployment rate decrease out of 48 metropolitan areas in the country with 1 million or more people in December at 2.9 percentage points, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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