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Personal income for the nation climbed 1 percent on average in the first quarter, the same pace as the fourth quarter, and rose in all states, including Rhode Island, except for Wyoming and North Dakota, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. more
FALL RIVER – The city's unemployment rate dropped again in May, to 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in April and a reduction from 9.5 percent in January. With the reduction, Fall River is tied for eighth-highest unemployment in the state. … more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that the labor market is healthy and stable. more
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
Rhode Island lost the second-largest percentage of jobs from April to May in New England, the state Department of Labor and Training said Tuesday. more
GE Digital, a tech division of the General Electric Co., is temporarily moving into downtown Providence offices until the beginning of 2017. more
CVS Health Corp. in May hired Kerry Noone as director of employment branding and advertising for several reasons, but chiefly because "her wheelhouse is social media." That's according to Jeff Lackey, vice president of talent acquisition, … more
What employee benefit is the most popular among staff members? Hmm … I'm tempted to say the coffee and espresso. We offer a variety of traditional benefits, but the most "popular" is probably the extra effort we put into our … more
The West Greenwich offices of Amgen Inc. may have a more genuine core of employee satisfaction than other businesses, just based on what it does. The Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based company makes medications that help people feel better. The … more
PROVIDENCE – In the wake of the announcement that General Electric Co. would open a new technology center here, city, state and congressional officials on June 13 gathered at the Statehouse to welcome company executives. "We are on your … more
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