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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in May, unchanged from the revised April rate, but seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in May 2015, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Consumer confidence increased more than forecast in June as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and the labor market. more
Job growth settled into a more sustainable pace in January and the unemployment rate dropped to an almost eight-year low of 4.9 percent, signs of a resilient labor market that’s causing wage growth to stir. more
Rhode Island will receive nearly $2 million in federal workforce development and re-employment grants to help connect job seekers and employers. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continued its slow, downward slide, dipping to 5.3 percent in October, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to a six-month high, indicating tempered progress in the labor market. 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
The R.I. Commerce Corp. voted to approve more than $7 million in state relocation and redevelopment credits Monday to several corporations that plan to invest in or bring jobs to Rhode Island. 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
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
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