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The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years. more
College graduates searching for a job online will have better prospects in Massachusetts than in Rhode Island, according to a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. more
Forty-two states had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in January, but Rhode Island and Illinois experienced the largest declines at 2.1 percentage points each, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Fewer than 300,000 Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits for a second week, signaling the labor market remains strong. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
Two separate plea agreements for cases involving unemployment insurance benefits fraud have been reached, restoring nearly $36,000 for the state in restitution, according to Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Compensation costs among private industry employers in New England averaged $37.12 per hour in December, 19 percent higher than the national average of $31.32 per hour, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important. more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits declined more than forecast last week, returning to a level that’s consistent with an improving labor market. Initial … more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level in more than nine months, a sign harsh winter weather may be stalling the job market’s progress. more
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