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Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rebounded last week from a four-decade low while remaining consistent with a firm labor market. more
An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime starting Dec. 1 was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas. more
Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency by promising to create a jobs boom for the middle-wage worker. It’s questionable whether sorting YouTube videos of dancing babies is what voters exactly had in mind. more
While a union representing health care workers is upset about approximately 30 positions being eliminated at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Medical Center, a spokesman for the hospitals said the layoffs are a response to changing market conditions. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st in the nation for its 0.6 percent construction job growth over the year in October, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in October, representing a 0.1 percentage point decline from both the prior month and October 2015, according to a release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
A new $6 million federal grant has been awarded to the R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board to help train between 700 and 1,000 local workers in advanced manufacturing and information technology-related skills to fill vacancies primarily in the defense industry. more
The happiest workers are not in Rhode Island. more
The fewest Americans since 1973 filed for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the U.S. labor market is getting tighter. more
During the last academic year, 5,409 international students in Rhode Island contributed $217.5 million to the state economy and supported 2,368 jobs, according to a report recently released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. more
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