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Unemployment rates were lower in December than a year ago in 296 out of 387 metropolitan areas in the nation, including in the Providence-Warwick metro, where the rate dropped to 4.9 percent from 6.2 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
Leaders of the General Assembly, who have embraced a less expensive version of the RhodeWorks bridge and overpass reconstruction plan, appealed to business leaders Wednesday to support it as an economic investment. more
Companies hired 205,000 workers in January as the labor market continued to power past a growth slowdown and financial-market volatility. more
Both Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory rate and serious delinquency rate exceeded national rates in June, according to data released this week by CoreLogic. more
The board that began overseeing the MBTA has signed off on an arrangement that the transit authority reached with Keolis Commuter Services to improve performance, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Most business contacts in the First District reported moderate growth in July and August, the Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” report showed. more
Rhode Island ranked 14th among the 50 states for a 0.1 percent decline year-over-year in exports for the first six months of the year, according to e-forecasting.com. more
A total of $1.7 million in Incumbent Worker Training Grants are available for fiscal 2016 on a rolling basis, according to the Governor’s Workforce Board. more
Single-family home sales fell 2.6 percent in May on a year-over-year basis in the Bay State, marking the third time sales have declined this year, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. more
Passenger traffic fell 1.7 percent in July at T.F. Green Airport to 340,390 from 346,416 in July 2014, according to R.I. Airport Corp., which released data on Tuesday. more
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