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An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in July after an increase of 0.4 percent in June, the fifth consecutive month of gains in the state’s economic indicator index produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
Police departments in Warwick and Woonsocket received federal grants to add to their ranks. more
Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at the Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. more
Rhode Island ranks second in the country for workplace safety, according to a report released Thursday by labor-union federation AFL-CIO that placed the Ocean State’s work-related fatality rate for 2012 at 1.7 per 100,000 workers. more
Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence County. more
Providence didn’t make the cut in a national survey of the best cities for couples. more
Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Tuesday. more
Supervalu Inc. and the operator of the Albertsons supermarket chain, which both suffered data breaches this year, said they discovered additional attacks in the computer networks that process card payments. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th in the nation for five-year growth of total workers’ compensation benefits paid (including both cash and medical benefits), according to research by the National Academy of Social Insurance. more
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