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Off-peak conventions and large events booked in Rhode Island for Nov. 8 through Dec. 7 account for nearly 20,000 contracted hotel room nights, more than double the number compared with this time last year. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate remained the highest in New England and the third highest in the nation in October at 7.4 percent, according to information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained highest in New England in December at 6.8 percent, and was the fifth highest in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
A new report on advanced manufacturing says that the industry is far from declining in New England, but is suffering from a shortage of qualified labor and is affected by the region’s comparatively high cost of doing business. more
(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
(Updated, 6:56 p.m.) The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has received “several” development proposals, including potential commercial, residential, hospitality and recreational projects, for the former highway land known as The Link, the agency said Tuesday. more
Sources confirmed Friday that Cape Wind Associates LLC has ended payments and an existing lease agreement option with Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. more
Regional and state unemployment rates changed little in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Rhode Island is an example, as it has maintained a 7.6 unemployment rate since August. more
The Rhode Island unemployment rate has dropped to 7.9 percent in June, its lowest level since July of 2008, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, however, the Rhode Island unemployment rate remains 1.8 percent higher than the U.S. average of 6.1 percent for June. more
Quonset Development Corporation’s board of directors approved a lease option Tuesday for Cape Wind Associates LLC for property that could be used for staging components for the Massachusetts energy company’s planned 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. more
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