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Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose to 317,000 last week, holding below this year’s average and signaling sustained progress in the labor market. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. more
Law school is a heady experience, and by that, recent Roger Williams University Law School graduate John Clarke, of North Kingstown, means “theoretical.” more
BOSTON – The Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates show that Massachusetts added 9,100 jobs in May and the total unemployment rate dropped 0.4 of a percentage point from April’s rate to 5.6 percent. more
One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report difficulty hiring production workers, according to a survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. more
BOSTON – A bill that gradually raises the minimum wage to $11 in Massachusetts over three years has become law. more
Fewer Americans are filing applications for unemployment benefits, consumer confidence is rising and manufacturing is picking up as the world’s largest economy shows additional signs of strengthening. more
Rhode Island added 1,100 construction jobs between May 2013 and May 2014, an increase of 6.8 percent that ranked the state 12th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained year over year, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. more
They’re living at home in growing numbers. They’re not buying homes, which creates ripple effects throughout the housing market. They’re having more babies out of wedlock than in it. Why can’t millennials get it together? more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights into law. The bill extends basic work standards and labor protections to approximately 67,000 nannies, housekeepers, care givers and other home workers. more
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