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Rhode Island remained 48th nationally on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s monthly Jobs & Opportunity Index report in October, and again is the last state in New England on the economic index. more
U.S. hiring picked up in November while the unemployment rate tumbled to a nine-year low on a drop in the number of people in the workforce and wages unexpectedly declined, providing a mixed picture of the labor market. more
Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement in principle on a new labor contract, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after a 44-day strike. more
The Ocean State had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in April at 5.3 percent, behind only Connecticut at 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said this week. more
One of Adolf Hitler’s many blunders was to kick smart people out of his country. His hatred of Jews led him to expel a large number of Germany’s most accomplished scientists, many of whom went to the United States. more
Providence made U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “Best Places to Live” in the United States, coming in at No. 92. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th for 24.9 percent growth in women-owned business firms from 2007 to 2016, according to the sixth annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by Amex OPEN. more
Providence County ranked 235th out of 342 largest U.S. counties for its 1.5 percent increase in employment from December 2014 to December 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said recently. 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
Georgia is the best state to be a doctor, and Rhode Island ranks 29th, according to a report released this week from Zippia, a career resource site. more
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