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The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa and Brian and Roberta Hunter from Lincoln will receive awards at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s 25th annual dinner. more
The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded $45,739 to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for a program called “What is the 21st Century Essay?” more
Rhode Island’s rental vacancy rate was 4.9 percent in the fourth quarter, a drop from 6.2 percent in fourth quarter 2014, according to apartmentlist.com. more
Passenger traffic fell slightly last year at T.F. Green Airport, but increased for the month of December, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. more
Microfibres Inc. is closing and filing for bankruptcy, a union official said Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate was 1.7 percent in February, a 2.5 percent drop from the prior year, CoreLogic said Tuesday. more
Foreclosure rates in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area increased over the year by 0.07 percentage points in November to 1.76 percent, CoreLogic said Friday. more
Another restaurant chain has left Rhode Island. Bonefish Grill closed its doors in the Chapel View section of Garden City on just hours notice on Sunday. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has adopted a set of rules that will guide how it evaluates applications for up to $25 million in state funds available for development in the area. more
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