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Falling interest rates have reduced the ability of U.S. corporate pension plans to fund their obligations to the lowest this year, according to the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. more
Providence teachers missed on average about 13 days in the school year, slightly more than cities’ national average of 11 days for absenteeism, according to a report released Tuesday by The National Council on Teacher Quality. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in the country in April despite a drop to 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
(Updated, 5:12 p.m.) Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in April from 8.7 in March, according to seasonally adjusted data provided by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March. more
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence County. more
Rhode Island ranks second in the country for workplace safety, according to a report released Thursday by labor-union federation AFL-CIO that placed the Ocean State’s work-related fatality rate for 2012 at 1.7 per 100,000 workers. more
For the ninth time, Providence Business News, in conjunction with the Best Companies Group, has announced the awardees of the Best Places To Work competition. Top honorees will be named in each of four size categories at an awards gala at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday, June 12. more
A half-dozen companies with significant operations in Rhode Island have made it onto DiversityInc’s 2014 list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. more
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 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped to 8.7 percent in March, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Still higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for March, the Rhode Island figure is the lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, the DLT said in a release. more
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