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Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month in July, showing the world’s largest economy is making strides toward sustaining faster growth entering the sixth year of expansion. The jobless rate rose as growing confidence prompted more Americans to look for work. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August climbed to 9.1 percent, an increase from 8.9 percent in July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in August, rising to 9.1 percent from 8.9 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is teaming up with state economic development officials to build a plan for growing the local economy from the ideas of business leaders. more
The Industrial Trust Tower, Rhode Island’s tallest and perhaps most infamous building, headed a Gizmodo list of the top five “zombie towers” in mid-sized U.S. cities. more
Rhode Island’s economy is improving, but progress is slow and the impact of the 2008 Great Recession is still felt. more
Despite “worrisome economic indicators,” Rhode Island’s economy is looking better now than during the four-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the fall 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
The Interstate-195 Redevelopment District Commission is rebranding the 40 acres of former highway land under its control as “The Link,” the independent state board said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
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