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Despite a drop in Rhode Island’s unemployment rate to a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent in March, the Ocean State again ranked as the state with the highest jobless rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
The index of U.S. leading indicators rose in November for a third straight month, a sign the economy is gaining traction heading into 2015. more
Verve, Inc., the producer of Glee Gum and Make Your Own Candy Kits, won a Summer 2014 People & Planet Award from Green America, and will spend the prize money on a fall gift to teachers. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
The unemployment rate for November dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.1 percent from 7.4 percent a month ago, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Eighteen fewer foreclosure deeds were filed in Rhode Island in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, according to HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, along with Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo and members of the R.I. congressional delegation, announced that five international companies are looking to establish a presence in the Ocean State: three from Italy, one from Ireland and one from England. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. fell more than forecast in November, led by the biggest drop in energy costs in more than a year, signaling inflation pressures remain weak even as the world’s largest economy is expanding. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in August over July to 128.3. more
Officials were updated on Monday about the progress of the new 208-bed Veterans Home project, approved by voters two years ago through a $94 million bond referendum. more
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