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The unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in October, declining two percentage points compared with the year prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
At times it’s seemed like nothing can get Rhode Islanders back to work, even the creation of thousands of new in-state jobs. more
General Dynamics Electric Boat is in a hiring surge to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy contracts and has already added more than 720 new employees at its Quonset Point facility since the beginning of the year, according to Jason Vlaun, the company’s human resources manager. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will continue offering a program in collaboration with the Center for Women & Enterprise to help unemployed Rhode Islanders start their own businesses. more
The headline at first glance seems like a contradiction: Job gains cast shadow on recovery. But the story is a complex one. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped in December to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate for the state since March 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training has reported. more
Plumbing equipment manufacturer Quick Fitting Inc. has secured approval from U.S. immigration officials to broker investments in Rhode Island manufacturers from foreign nationals seeking permanent residency in the United States, the company said Monday. more
Rhode Island’s financial profile has improved following the economic downturn, but weak economic and demographic trends, paired with large combined debt and pension liabilities, remain sources of credit pressure, according to Moody’s Investor Service. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the fourth quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. After analyzing tax data from 32,000 businesses, the DLT now estimates the number of Rhode Island-based jobs for December to be 473,300 – 2,100 more than the original estimate of 471,200. more
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