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Jobless rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 270 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area, where it dropped to 6 percent from 6.9 percent. more
Rhode Islanders’ personal income grew 1.9 percent in fourth quarter 2015 compared with the prior year period, and 1.2 percent from fourth quarter 2007, the start of the Great Recession, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. more
HealthSource RI on May 2 will reopen its walk-in center and expand its hours of operation at its contact center. more
Worker pay in the U.S. rose as forecast in the first quarter, showing the steady drop in unemployment has yet to prompt employers to sweeten paychecks. more
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, QUASI-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY For as long as he can remember, Alan R. Andrade dreamed of being an aircraft mechanic. He grew up in East Providence, in the flight path for Runway 23 of T.F. Green Airport, and … more
CUMBERLAND – Major solar installations are forbidden in town, but the Planning Board is hoping to change that soon. As it works on revising the town's comprehensive plan, which hasn't been updated since 2003, it hopes to amend it with a … more
PROVIDENCE – Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of nontax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of the … more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted against awarding a commercial resort casino license in Brockton in Southeastern Massachusetts, also known as Region C. more
MIY Story Studio, short for Make It Yours, opened Thursday on Westminster Street to encourage workers and residents to share their thoughts about Rhode Island as part of a new statewide tourism campaign. more
Outreach efforts by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Department of Corrections director A.T. Wall have led to “Road Map to Reentry: Community Workforce Development,” a summit geared toward educating Rhode Island business owners, employers and hiring managers about the financial incentives and benefits of hiring ex-offenders. more
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