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(Updated, 2:35 p.m.) Allstate Insurance Company this week said it wants to add more than 30 new insurance agents in Rhode Island over the next year, revising expansion plans first announced in July 2012. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island dropped 4.4 percent in August compared with the same period in 2012, a year-over-year net loss of 700 jobs, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August climbed to 9.1 percent, an increase from 8.9 percent in July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the final $150,000 in awards stemming from its year-long “Make It Happen RI” economic development initiative. more
Statistics released today by the Census Bureau present a portrait of a stagnant economy with poverty remaining high and incomes sluggish four years into the recovery from the worst slump since the Great Depression. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board has launched the first phase of its new Rhode Island Work Immersion Program, which will provide work experience for college students and unemployed adults in the state. more
Most employers in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area do not anticipate any change in hiring in the fourth quarter of 2013, Forbes reported last week. more
New England employer costs for employee compensation in June 2013 averaged $34.81 per hour, the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued Thursday. more
Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area each saw unemployment rate declines in July from July 2012, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Wednesday. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island decreased by 5 percent year-over-year in July, according to the Association for Corporate Growth. more
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