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Rhode Island ranked 17th in the nation in May for 4.8 percent year-over-year construction employment growth. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Employer costs for employee compensation in March were higher in New England than any other geographic region in the country, according to data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released this week. more
(Updated 9:52 a.m.) The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose in May, propelled by rising rents. more
Jobless claims increased more than expected last week, reflecting a jump in California that otherwise masked steady progress in the U.S. labor market. more
A $20 million state bond issue that would expand the terminal capacity of ProvPort Inc., by adding more land and water acreage at the Port of Providence, is expected to be presented to voters in November. more
The R.I. House of Representatives will consider a nearly $9 billion budget later today, one that in its current form could dramatically increase the scale of state economic development incentives used for specific projects. more
When it comes to commercial property, Providence has the third-highest tax rate in the nation, according to a report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. more
Factory production fell more than forecast in May, reflecting declining output of vehicles and business equipment that show U.S. manufacturing is still hobbled by weak global demand. more
The rebound in fuel costs pushed up U.S. wholesale prices in May for a second month, overshadowing a drop in pricing power that signals inflation will take time to move toward the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
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