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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment for April dropped to 6.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in March, according to data released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in June as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and the labor market. more
An improving job market is the driving force behind a rebound in American consumer confidence that will probably help propel faster economic growth in 2015. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for job creation, according to Gallup’s annual ranking of state job markets in 2014. more
Honeywell Safety Products plans to close its Plainfield Pike facility, a company spokeswoman said Friday. more
Americans’ confidence increased last week to the highest level since July 2007 as job gains and falling prices at the gasoline pump boosted attitudes about the economy and personal finances. more
Workers don’t have a federal right to be paid for time spent in post-shift security searches, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that will help Amazon.com Inc. fend off lawsuits seeking more than $100 million. more
Officials will gather on Monday to celebrate a $7.5 million federal grant that will be used to help train unemployed Rhode Islanders so they can land jobs in the information technology field. more
(Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
The Quonset Business Park will be the site for a free, public monthly job fair, according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. more
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