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The New England unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in October, basically unchanged from September’s 6 percent, but less than it was a year ago when it reached 7.1 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as employers retained staff to meet domestic demand for goods and services ahead of the holiday season. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed in October to the second highest level in almost 14 years as employers looked for staff to contend with strengthening demand. more
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year ago in 354 of the country’s 372 metropolitan areas, with the Providence-Fall-River-Warwick area experiencing among the greatest declines at 2.7 percentage points, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The Quonset Business Park now employs more than 10,000 people, a milestone celebrated on Monday at the former naval air station by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and other state and congressional leaders. more
When John Wood and his wife, Alexandra “Aly” Marks-Wood, bought property in Portsmouth, built a new 3,000-square-foot building and bought equipment to launch The Green Grocer, they had no way of knowing their new business would face the layers of challenges added by the financial crisis that became known as the Great Recession. more
The 2015 unemployment insurance taxable wage base will be $21,200 for most employers in Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
Rhode Island’s largest county – Providence – reported a 2.2 percent wage gain in the 2014 second quarter, ranking it No. 123 among the 339 largest counties in the country, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Rhode Island ranked 25th for its 3.7 percent growth in construction employment in January compared with January 2014, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
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