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Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
August “arrived with a bang for Rhode Island,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corporation – Sea Corp. – has received a contract to work with the Missile Defense Agency under the federal Small Business Innovative Research program. The $100,000 contract for phase I will … more
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. declined last week to the lowest level since mid-July, extending a run of applications near decade lows that shows dismissals remain in check. more
Kathie Shields, executive director of Tech Collective, talks about the $7.5 million initiative named Tech Force Rhode Island, designed to address the state’s information technology industry employment and workforce needs. more
Rhode Island’s economy continued to expand at a slow, but steady, rate in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Wednesday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
(Updated 3:21 p.m.) A new poll shows that the majority of Rhode Islanders think the state spends too little on road and bridge maintenance and that they also want the Pawtucket Red Sox to remain in Rhode Island, but they do not want to be taxed on either initiative. more
Rhode Island moved up four spots to No. 25 in the annual Opportunity Index, released Tuesday by the bipartisan national campaign, Opportunity Nation and Measure of America. more
If the U.S. Federal Reserve is looking for reasons to increase interest rates sooner rather than later, it won’t find many in the latest employment numbers. The economy is still millions of jobs short of where it should be. more
PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Labor last week awarded a $236,000 grant to the state's Temporary Caregiver Insurance Expansion Project. The R.I. Department of Labor and Training program was signed into law in January 2014 and … more
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