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The unemployment rate in Rhode Island hovered at 5.1 percent, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average of 5 percent in December, having fallen from November’s rate of 5.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. more
(Updated 1:33 p.m.) Buyouts again are being offered at The Providence Journal. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is the fifth-highest in the nation for income inequality, behind Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta and Cincinnati, according to a report from The Brookings Institution. more
Sam’s Clubs stores in Warwick, Fall River and Seekonk are closed today as part of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plan to shutter 269 stores, including 154 stores in the United States. more
Job seekers here lead the nation when it comes to employment searches on Indeed.com, a career website. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, a sign labor market momentum may be starting to cool. more
Brown University and the University of Rhode Island are among 116 employers recently recognized by WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association, with Work-Life 2016 Seal of Distinction Awards. more
(Updated 11:09 a.m., 1:48 p.m. and 2:18 p.m.) General Electric Co. announced Wednesday that it will move its corporate headquarters to Boston from Fairfield, Conn. more
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