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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to the latest report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity on Thursday released its 2014 Report Card on Rhode Island Competitiveness, in which the Ocean State scored a “D” or “F” in nearly 80 percent of the measures analyzed to evaluate the state’s regional and natural economic competitiveness. more
Before the Great Recession took hold in 2009, a group known here as Professional Women in Building had 20 members. By 2012, that number had plummeted to seven. more
Hospitals are a major economic engine in the Ocean State, generating 41,000 jobs and $6.9 billion in economic contributions, according to the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s annual economic impact report released Tuesday. more
Business success never happened because an enterprise sat around waiting for it to happen. So why should Rhode Island follow the same path? That is the essence of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's message to the state's citizens, but it must be heard … more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
(Updated 4:19 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent for March, a one-tenth of a percentage point drop from a revised 6.4 percent in February, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The eighth annual Supply Chain Management Summit will be held Aug. 20. more
Pet Food Experts Inc., a national distributor of independent pet foods, will move into a new headquarters this year in the Benjamin C. Chester Building in downtown Pawtucket. more
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
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