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Unemployment in Rhode Island slid one-tenth of a percentage point in May to a seasonally adjusted 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent in April, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. Last month also represented the first time since April 2013 that the state’s civilian labor force improved on both a month-over-month and year-over-year basis. more
(Updated, 11:45 a.m.) American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August, and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area added 600 construction jobs in August compared with August 2013, a 3 percent gain, placing the area at No. 158 in a ranking of 339 metropolitan areas by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Providence and East Providence received more than $8 million in housing grants, according to a news release from U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
(Updated, 12:35 p.m.) Investors betting the Federal Reserve will accelerate its timetable for an interest-rate increase may have to think again after Friday’s jobs report. more
State and local officials celebrated the completion of the $2.75 million expansion at the Providence Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday. more
The number of residential properties in the Providence-Warwick metro area in negative equity fell to 56,608 in the first quarter, representing 16 percent of all residential mortgages, compared with 17.4 percent or 61,424 properties in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a CoreLogic report released Thursday. more
The National Football League and Providence Equity Partners have made their first joint investment. more
New England retained its status as the census division with the third-lowest unemployment rate in the nation in July, at 5.8 percent, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. more
Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes unexpectedly rose in July to a 10-month high as low borrowing costs and an increase in inventory drew buyers. more
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