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Rhode Island’s economic outlook improved over the last year, but “significant uncertainties and challenges” continue to face the Ocean State, according to a report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Rhode Island has the 10th highest income gap between senior citizens’ incomes and younger residents’ incomes, according to a new Interest.com report. more
U.S. unemployment remains too high and a stronger dollar could hurt the country’s exports while preventing inflation from rising to the Federal Reserve’s goal, Chicago Fed PresidenCharles Evans said today. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the growth of workers with an advanced degree from 2005 to 2013, with a 5.6 percent increase during that period. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area added 600 construction jobs in August compared with August 2013, a 3 percent gain, placing the area at No. 158 in a ranking of 339 metropolitan areas by the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The U.S. jobless rate declined to a six-year low of 5.9 percent in September and employers in the U.S. added more workers than projected, signs of more vigor in the labor market that will help sustain faster economic growth. more
The labor-market recovery that Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seeks is proving incomplete as many U.S. workers languish in part-time jobs. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the job market is sustaining progress. more
Quarter-over-quarter personal income growth in Rhode Island was 1.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with 1.9 percent in the first quarter, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
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