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When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s. more
FALL RIVER – The city's unemployment rate dropped again in May, to 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in April and a reduction from 9.5 percent in January. With the reduction, Fall River is tied for eighth-highest unemployment in the state. … more
Employers in April added the fewest number of workers in seven months and the U.S. jobless rate held steady as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring. more
For 30 years Providence Business News has been chronicling the local business community's efforts to build and sustain a strong economy. Education is a, if not the, key factor in that effort. Business leaders know that for Rhode Island to … more
Then-General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, then-Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the General Assembly did a difficult and courageous thing in 2011 when they faced the state's pension crisis head on. Would that someone would step forward to tackle a … more
An interesting thing happened as manufacturing continued its steady decline in Rhode Island. By mid-2013, the number of people employed in manufacturing began to rise, according to statistics tallied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. … more
Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in April in 269 of 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, which saw its rate fall a full percentage point to 4.8 percent. more
Dwayne Gibson is 43, but has the work experience – five years – of someone much younger. That's because the Providence native served more than 13 years in the federal corrections system on charges of selling crack cocaine. "You … more
Providence is one of the worst state capitals to live in in the country, according to WalletHub’s latest survey. more
Massachusetts may be the most innovative state, but Rhode Island is not too far behind. Rhode Island ranked 13th on a list of the leading technology states from the Massachusetts Innovation Economy’s annual index, and 14th on on the Bloomberg State Innovation Index. more
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