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Over the last few weeks parties not involved in the negotiations or the voting on the proposed public-employee pension-change settlement have wanted the judicially imposed gag order on anyone involved in the deal-making lifted. While we … more
Last week's release of the change in personal income by state for 2013-14 placed Rhode Island pretty high on the list, No. 16, with a one-year gain of 4.3 percent. But that doesn't quite tell the entire story. In the last decade, the Ocean … more
Rhode Island was among 42 states that had statistically significant jobless-rate decreases in February year over year, falling to 6.3 percent from 8.4 percent. more
Construction employment increased in 45 states, including Rhode Island, as well as in Washington, D.C., in February compared with the previous year, according to Associated General Contractors of America. more
College graduates searching for a job online will have better prospects in Massachusetts than in Rhode Island, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. more
(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
People who live in cities are facing ever-longer commutes to work. The pool of jobs that were within the typical commuting distance in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas shrank by 7 percent between 2000 and 2012, a new report finds. more
A study on the “mismatch” between jobs in declining industries and jobs available today does not fully explain Rhode Island’s high unemployment rate, according to a new study released Monday by the College & University Research Collaborative. more
The last decade has seen a significant change in the makeup of Rhode Island's workforce, with traditionally blue-collar industry sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and trade, transportation and utilities losing a combined 33,500 jobs in … more
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