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(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
People who live in cities are facing ever-longer commutes to work. The pool of jobs that were within the typical commuting distance in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas shrank by 7 percent between 2000 and 2012, a new report finds. more
A study on the “mismatch” between jobs in declining industries and jobs available today does not fully explain Rhode Island’s high unemployment rate, according to a new study released Monday by the College & University Research Collaborative. more
With a 2.1 percentage point decline, the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area had the largest year-over-year unemployment rate decrease among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more in January, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important. more
Employment increased in 306 out of the 339 largest counties in September, and Providence was no exception with 1.8 percent growth, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Fewer than 300,000 Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits for a second week, signaling the labor market remains strong. more
Rhode Island ranked 25th for its 3.7 percent growth in construction employment in January compared with January 2014, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Forty-two states had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in January, but Rhode Island and Illinois experienced the largest declines at 2.1 percentage points each, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
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