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PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in April at 5.3 percent, behind only Connecticut at 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said May 27. … more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits declined for a third consecutive week, signaling sustained firming in the labor market. more
Companies added 173,000 workers to payrolls in May following a revised 166,000 rise in the prior month, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Thursday. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 91st among 358 metro areas nationwide for its 6 percent construction job growth over the year in April, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. more
Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in April in 269 of 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, which saw its rate fall a full percentage point to 4.8 percent. more
The R.I. Department of Health has approved Care New England’s proposal to transfer obstetrics services from Memorial Hospital to Kent Hospital, and Women and Infants Hospital. more
Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement on a new labor contract, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after walking off the job more than six weeks ago. more
Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement in principle on a new labor contract, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after a 44-day strike. more
The Ocean State had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in April at 5.3 percent, behind only Connecticut at 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said this week. more
Rhode Island placed 10th in the nation for its year-over-year percentage increase in construction jobs in April. And that is good news for sure. According to Associated General Contractors of America figures, construction employment here totaled … more
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