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A little like golf, but you get to “break things.” That’s how Jack O’Brien, manager of Addieville East Farm in Burrillville, describes sporting clays, the increasingly popular target-shooting game and alternative to the traditional corporate golf outing. more
Quarter-over-quarter personal income growth in Rhode Island was 1.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with 1.9 percent in the first quarter, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
Rhode Island’s capital city ranked last in a survey of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. more
As a result of the state’s early repayment of its federal unemployment insurance loan, Rhode Island businesses will save $95 million in federal UI tax payments and interest through 2016, according to data released Tuesday by R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in March for a second consecutive month, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 124.9 from 125 in February. more
One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report difficulty hiring production workers, according to a survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. more
Rhode Island lost 500 construction jobs in June compared with the previous month, a decline of 2.9 percent that ranked the state 49th in the country for highest percentage of construction jobs gained month over month, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area unemployment rate dropped in June to 7.1 percent nonseasonally adjusted, nine-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 8 percent reported a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. more
Massachusetts economic growth slowed in the first quarter, but far outpaced U.S. GDP growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Thursday. more
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