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Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in 346 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Analysts and traders see little chance that Greece’s failure to pay $1.7 billion to the International Monetary Fund will trigger payouts on credit-default swaps. more
From the drive-through clerk at McDonald’s to the greeter at Wal-Mart, unskilled workers are getting raises, signaling a broadening of labor market gains that could give Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reason to begin raising interest rates this year. more
Haven demand sparked by the crisis in Greece isn’t proving enough to prevent Treasuries from heading for their first quarterly loss since 2013 with the Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates this year. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday signed her first state budget, touted as a “robust jobs plan” that will help put Rhode Islanders back to work and move the state forward. more
Launch Franchising LLC said that four new indoor trampoline parks will open this fall. more
The R.I. Convention Center will host the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships next June, and the economic impact for the event is estimated at $3.75 million. more
Passenger traffic rose slightly in May year over year at T.F. Green Airport, the second consecutive month of increases, according to statistics released Tuesday by the R.I. Airport Corp. more
(Updated 12:20 p.m.) The New England unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in May, a 1.1 percentage point drop from May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in June as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and the labor market. more
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