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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
Rhode Island’s economic recovery is continuing, though less broadly than hoped for, according to the November Current Conditions Index, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said on Monday. more
The Top 5 Foreign-owned Companies, ranked by number of R.I. employees. more
Rhode Island home prices increased 2.6 percent over the 12-month period through September, but were below the national year-over-year increase of 5.6 percent, according to Home Price Index data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. more
The mayor’s office has reported a $1.1 million operating surplus for fiscal 2014, as shown in the city’s annual financial audit conducted by independent accounting firm Marcum LLC. more
Fewer Americans are being fired and productivity is showing signs of life, pointing to an improving job market that is helping boost consumer confidence. more
Rhode Island employers expect to hire at “a respectable pace” in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released this week by ManpowerGroup. more
Ross Nelson of Cox Business has been elected chairman of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. more
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. recently distributed $1.5 million in checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of their recyclables in fiscal 2014. more
Rhode Island ranked 20th in export growth among the 50 states during the first seven months of 2014, posting a 5.1 percent increase in foreign sales, according to figures from e-forecasting.com. more
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