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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
Federal Reserve policymakers are missing a key element as they assess the health of the labor market: data that includes whether those who are employed are overqualified for their job or would like to work more hours. more
PAWTUCKET – The internal-medicine residency program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently announced that 100 percent of the graduating Class of 2014 passed the American Board of Internal Medicine, certifying them as physicians. more
PROVIDENCE – The city school department has chosen Mt. Pleasant and Hope high schools to host two new Carnegie Opportunity by Design high schools. more
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