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Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators again rose 0.3 percent in January to a reading of 130.5, fueled in part by manufacturing and employment growth, according to the Providence Business News/e-forecasting.com Leading Economic Indicator Index. more
Fewer than 300,000 Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits for a second week, signaling the labor market remains strong. more
Job openings in the U.S. increased to the highest level in more than 14 years, showing the labor market was solidifying gains even as the economy emerged from a first-quarter funk. more
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for the seventh straight week, pointing to a rebound in payrolls after hiring eased last month. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday touted a new center here designed to train workers in maritime pipefitting, sheet metal and carpentry work. more
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits declined last week to the lowest level in 15 years, showing employers view a first-quarter slowdown in the economy is probably temporary. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker announced his administration will reduce the assessment employers pay to the state on workers' compensation insurance policies by .05 percent in an attempt to offer companies tax relief. For fiscal 2016, … more
TO THE EDITOR: Unemployment benefits are clearly out of control ("10 things that will turn Rhode Island around," Feb. 9, 2015. The law must have been written during much better times. For example, a … more
The immigration issue is fraught at the best of times, but especially so right now, with the rhetoric emanating from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. more
Travis J. Escobar is president of Millennial Professional Group of Rhode Island, an entity "dedicated to increasing the amount of millennials who #ChooseRI and improving opportunities for those who make that decision," according to its website. … more
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