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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week after reaching a six-month low, a sign that progress in the labor market remains fitful. more
Companies boosted payrolls in March by the most in three months, adding to evidence the job market is recovering from a blast of harsh winter weather, a private payrolls report showed. more
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year. more
Rhode Island’s 9 percent unemployment rate again ranked as the highest in the country in February, and Rhode Island was the only state to post a jobless rate at or above 9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
A new study by Arizona State University ranks Rhode Island 28th in the country for year-over-year job growth, based on an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In terms of specific industries, Rhode Island made its best showing for manufacturing-job growth. more
Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s bioscience and information technology industry association will host a Bioscience Industry Skills Gap Forum on Wednesday, March 26 from 8:30 to … more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment from January 2013 to January 2014, according to The Associated General Contractors of America monthly jobs report released Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in February, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. more
As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits held last week near the lowest level in almost four months, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
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