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Unemployment rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 271 of the 387 metropolitan areas in the U.S., including in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, where the rate fell to 4.2 percent from 5.2 percent. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell for a third week in the last four, showing a resilient labor market. more
The Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Ban has created more than 900 jobs and stimulated $175 million in economic activity across the state during its first two years of implementation, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection said last week. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training said the unemployment insurance taxable wage will increase $400 and the Temporary Disability Insurance tax rate will remain at 1.2 percent in 2017. more
How much is a child’s future success determined by innate intelligence? Economist James Heckman says it’s not what people think. more
Rhode Island ranked 16th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index, falling two spots from last year. more
The U.S. population keeps shifting to the West and South: as of July 1, 61.6 percent of Americans lived in those two regions, the Census Bureau reported this week. more
The last few months have been noteworthy for news of companies moving operations to Rhode Island. GE Digital, Virgin Pulse and Johnson & Johnson have committed to bringing nearly 500 jobs to the Ocean State, success of the kind that has not … more
Leaning back in his chair, surrounded by toys, newspaper clippings, memorabilia and other family keepsakes, Alan G. Hassenfeld has a playful smile on his face. With a twinkle in his eye, he explains what the holiday season means to him: … more
Halfway across the world, in the Indian Ocean, far from the southeast coast of Africa, lies a remarkable inspiration for Rhode Island's economic development. The tiny island nation of Mauritius is an economic success story. Says a report from the … more
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