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A generation of economists trained to believe that trade had little to do with the long decline in high-paying U.S. factory jobs is changing its mind. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate for May dipped below 6 percent, to 5.9 percent, for the first time since 2007, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Providence was among 319 U.S. counties that experienced employment increases year over year in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, a sign labor market momentum continues to strengthen. more
The Millennial Professional Group of Rhode Island has launched a website that it hopes will help encourage the migration of new millennials into the Ocean State, and persuade those who are thinking about leaving to stay. more
Rhode Island’s minimum wage will soon climb 60 cents to $9.60 an hour. more
The maximum weekly benefit rate for unemployment insurance will remain unchanged for the coming year, while the maximum weekly benefit rate for temporary disability insurance is increasing by $25, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits remained below 300,000 for a 14th straight week, a sign of labor market strength that will help fuel U.S. growth. more
A vote on proposed legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law is expected to come before the House and Senate labor committees on Thursday. more
Wages and salaries advanced in the first quarter at the fastest pace since 2006, indicating American companies are having to offer bigger paychecks to attract skilled workers. more
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