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When it comes to pay, the place for teachers to be is Rhode Island, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis compiled by Rasmussen College. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped to 8.7 percent in March, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Still higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for March, the Rhode Island figure is the lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, the DLT said in a release. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to gain traction. more
The surprise ouster of charismatic CEO Giovanni Feroce in March was the start of a larger, organizationwide shakeup at Alex and Ani LLC than company leaders have acknowledged, according to former employees. more
(Updated, 5:12 p.m.) Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent in April from 8.7 in March, according to seasonally adjusted data provided by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest of all New England states in November, but also experienced the greatest percentage point decline over the year. more
Rhode Island added 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the second quarter of the year, according to revised figures put out by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday afternoon. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate remained the highest in New England and the third highest in the nation in October at 7.4 percent, according to information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained highest in New England in December at 6.8 percent, and was the fifth highest in the nation, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
A $701,363 federal grant received by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training will enable the state agency to expand its career services programs to the unemployed. more
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