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Rhode Island’s third-largest city also is one of the best in the country for women in the workforce. more
Jobless rates were lower than a year earlier in February in 296 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Warwick metro area, which saw its rate fall to 6.2 percent from 7.2 percent. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. climbed last week to a two-month high, a sign of more moderate labor market progress. more
The Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island is tapping the state’s job training program, Real Jobs Rhode Island, to try and fill a skills gap in its industry. more
Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for its 0.6 percent construction growth in September compared with September 2015, Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Workers in the Providence metro had an average hourly wage of $23.98 in May 2015, approximately 3 percent higher than the average national wage of $23.23, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said this week. more
The Massachusetts economy is growing at a moderate, but steady, pace, according to the latest issue of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. more
Rhode Island ranked 31st in the nation for its 0.6 percent construction job growth over the year in October, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island ranks 22nd on a list of the most racially integrated states and 21st on another list of states that have made the most racial progress. more
Another day, another list that shows the Ocean State at the wrong end. Chief Executive magazine, in its 12th annual study of the best and worst states for business, placed Rhode Island 41st, or 10th worst on the list. That’s a drop from last year’s ranking, when the Ocean State placed 37th. more
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