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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
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
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