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(Updated 12:19 and 1:52 p.m.) Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is moving its headquarters from Providence to Smithfield starting next month. more
Rhode Island was the only New England state to report an increase in its labor force in November compared with November 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training said Wednesday. more
Sixteen new research projects will provide data on state policy issues ranging from municipal collaboration to the education of Latinos through the College and University Research Collaborative. more
America’s workers may be finally in line for a decent raise. more
Rhode Island was second-to-last in the nation for its nearly 7 percent year-over-year drop in construction jobs in November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island continued to move toward the national average in November, as it fell one-tenth of a percentage point from October’s rate to 5.2 percent, compared with the national 5 percent rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign of persistent strength in the job market. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
An “inauspicious start” to the fourth quarter is at least not as bad as it could be, as reflected in economic momentum in Rhode Island that slowed in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Three new incentive programs were launched Friday by officials to improve streetscapes in central business districts, provide tax stabilization incentives, and give tax credits to Rhode Island companies that play a role in persuading a supplier or customer to relocate to the Ocean State and create at least 10 new jobs. more
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