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(Updated 3:21 p.m.) A new poll shows that the majority of Rhode Islanders think the state spends too little on road and bridge maintenance and that they also want the Pawtucket Red Sox to remain in Rhode Island, but they do not want to be taxed on either initiative. 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
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
David Ray uses public transportation every day to get to work, which makes him an anomoly in Rhode Island. On a recent afternoon, the Brown University employee sat on a bench in Providence's Kennedy Plaza, waiting for his bus home to … more
Rhode Island led the nation with the greatest year-over-year decrease in its jobless rate in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. more
(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
August “arrived with a bang for Rhode Island,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continues to dip, with a June drop of a tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent compared with May, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate state law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. more
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. more
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