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Worker pay in the U.S. rose as forecast in the first quarter, showing the steady drop in unemployment has yet to prompt employers to sweeten paychecks. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Jan. 30 said Providence is joining the coalition of so-called "sanctuary" cities across the United States that do not allow local police to function as an arm of the federal government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement … more
In Rhode Island, the median annual income of households led by a U.S.-born person is $61,213, compared with the $45,503 median annual income of households led by an immigrant, according to NerdWallet, a financial website. more
The June 3 employment report cast a pall over the economic outlook. Headline jobs growth of just 38,000 was much weaker than expected and left us all wondering whether the Federal Reserve would wait longer to raise interest rates. more
Despite posting an unemployment rate in January that fell below the national jobless figure for the first time since May 2005, Rhode Island still has a way to go to reach the middle of the pack among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. more
President Donald Trump spent his first week making good on even his most controversial campaign promises when it comes to immigration, leaving business leaders questioning what comes next and what it could mean for the U.S. economy. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, marking 100 straight weeks of claims below 300,000. That’s the longest streak since 1970 and indicates a healthy job market. more
An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime starting Dec. 1 was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas. more
An exit poll conducted by Roger Williams University students found Rhode Island voters on Tuesday were most concerned about the economy, climate change and national security among a selection of national issues. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. climbed last week to a two-month high, a sign of more moderate labor market progress. more
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