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Rhode Island was one of 11 states that lost construction jobs over the year in July. It experienced a decline of 0.6 percent, or 100 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate in July at 5.5 percent was higher than the national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, and was the second-highest in New England behind Connecticut, which had a rate of 5.7 percent, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked 16th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index, falling two spots from last year. more
Massachusetts, according to the latest economic report by MassBenchmarks, is “experiencing good economic fortunes in an environment characterized by worrisome global conditions.” more
A declining 5.1 percent unemployment rate did not keep Rhode Island’s economic momentum from sagging in December, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
The monthly U.S. jobs report for November that will be released on Friday is unlikely to be so bad that the Federal Open Market Committee would upset market expectations and refrain from hiking interest rates in mid-December. more
Filings for U.S. jobless benefits fell for the first time in three weeks, staying near a four-decade low as employers remain unwilling to part with workers. more
Economists tend to shy away from attaching too much significance to any one piece of data. But in this environment, with this jobs report, hyper-scrutiny may be warranted. more
GE Digital, a tech division of the General Electric Co., is temporarily moving into downtown Providence offices until the beginning of 2017. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that the labor market is healthy and stable. more
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