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Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in the country in April despite a drop to 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
“Precarious” is how University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro characterizes Rhode Island’s economy, following the release Tuesday of a Current Conditions Index that has failed to improve for nine successive months. more
The unemployment rate in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fell to 9.7 percent in February, non-seasonally adjusted, from 10.3 percent a month earlier, as the size of the labor force grew 0.6 percent to 691,000 from 686,600, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Wednesday. more
As a result of the state’s early repayment of its federal unemployment insurance loan, Rhode Island businesses will save $95 million in federal UI tax payments and interest through 2016, according to data released Tuesday by R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped to 8.7 percent in March, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Still higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for March, the Rhode Island figure is the lowest unemployment rate since September 2008, the DLT said in a release. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in March for a second consecutive month, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 124.9 from 125 in February. 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
Rhode Island lost 500 construction jobs in June compared with the previous month, a decline of 2.9 percent that ranked the state 49th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained month over month, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area unemployment rate dropped in June to 7.1 percent nonseasonally adjusted, nine-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 8 percent reported a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
Massachusetts economic growth slowed in the first quarter, but far outpaced U.S. GDP growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Thursday. more
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