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The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 233rd out of 358 metro areas nationwide for its decline in construction employment year over year in July, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Companies in the U.S. added 190,000 workers to payrolls in August, figures from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, N.J., showed Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator increased last month to a reading of 133.1, boosted by a decrease in unemployment claims and an increase in building permits. more
A nationwide survey found that 97 percent of employers will provide a paid day off for all or most employees on Labor Day, Sept. 7, but that 41 percent will require some employees to work the holiday. more
Rhode Island had the fourth-highest multiple job holder rate in New England in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
Wyoming showed the biggest percentage gain in employment with a 0.9 percent increase, followed by Oklahoma and Rhode Island at 0.7 percent, figures from the Labor Department showed Friday in Washington. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate for July has decreased to 5.8 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point compared with June, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week remained historically low. more
A Maine-based boat builder is adding at least 40 new hires to its Rhode Island workforce this year in an effort to boost boat production capacity at its yacht yards in Portsmouth. more
A single parent of a baby and a child between the ages of 6 and 12 needs to make at least $62,693 a year, or $30.14 an hour, to cover basic expenses associated with raising a family in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Progress Institute. more
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