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Rhode Island is continuing its slow march toward an improved economy, but still struggling to find some economic momentum, according to economists in the Ocean State. more
As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
In many industries, recent years of high unemployment have shielded companies from the consequences of increased worker mobility and turnover in the modern office. more
The new year brought mixed economic results in Rhode Island, as discouraging unemployment data offset positive revisions of January payroll estimates, according to the Current Conditions Index produced by University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose six-tenths of a percent in January to 126.3 from 125.5 in December. more
Some people think “soft skills” such as showing up on time and being able to communicate well with co-workers are just common sense. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record close last week, as investors assessed the strength of the economy and developments in Ukraine. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9 percent in February, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Nationally, the U.S. unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.7 percent. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick last week announced that Massachusetts has been awarded an $11.67 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will expand the state’s Social Innovation Financing juvenile-justice project by providing additional success payments tied to increases in employment and reductions in recidivism. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in February, a sign that U.S. employers were waiting for a pickup in demand before boosting headcount, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
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