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Companies in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 800 jobs year over year in May, an increase of 4 percent compared with May 2013, landing the region at No. 134 among the 339 U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain. 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
Job openings rose in May to the highest level in almost seven years, a sign the U.S labor market will help boost economic growth in the second half of this year. more
Rhode Island has launched Apply RI, an online job-application website that allows applicants to track their state government job applications on the Web. more
After three consecutive months of declines, the unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area climbed slightly in May to 8 percent nonseasonally adjusted, compared with 7.8 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose slightly in April to 125.1 from 124.9 in March, ending two months of declines in the state’s economic indicator index. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 900 construction jobs over the year ended in April, an increase of 5 percent that earned the region a spot at No. 122 in a ranking of U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released Tuesday. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose to 317,000 last week, holding below this year’s average and signaling sustained progress in the labor market. more
Job openings in the U.S. rose more than forecast in February to a six-year high as employers moved to boost hiring in response to rising consumer demand. more
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