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Rhode Island is one of four states receiving $180,000 in funding and technical assistance through the National Skills Coalition to help close the skills gap here. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits remained below 300,000 for the 12th straight week, signaling the labor market remains firm even as the economy has been slow to rebound from a first-quarter slump. more
Rhode Island was among 28 states that had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island ranked 49th – or third from the bottom – for losing 800 construction jobs in April compared with April 2014, according to a ranking of the states and the District of Columbia by the Associated General Contractors of America based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. more
Payrolls rose in 40 states in April and the unemployment rate fell in 23 as the U.S. labor market picked up following a soft patch a month earlier. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment for April dropped to 6.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in March, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The average number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a 15-year low, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
The U.S. is supposed to be six years away from the worst of the financial crisis and ensuing recession, but Americans don’t seem to be feeling at all sure that the economy is recovering. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average over the past month to the lowest level in 15 years and underscoring labor-market strength. more
GateHouse Media, owner of the Providence Journal, is offering buyouts to non-union and union employees, Rhode Island Public Radio reported. more
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