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Unemployment rates fell year over year in April in 276 of the United States’ 372 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro; rose in 78 of the nation’s metropolitan areas, including the New Bedford metro; and was unchanged in 18 areas, according to the latest non-seasonally adjusted data. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the job market is sustaining recent gains. more
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 5.3 percent in October compared with the same period last year, adding 800 jobs for a total of 16,000 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday. more
It’s a parent’s nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common, unfortunately, because the demand for cognitive skills associated with higher education, after rising sharply until 2000, has since been in decline. more
The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in August compared with the same period last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data released Monday. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
After re-creating itself in three different markets in as many years, software startup Swipely finally found its feet and began to thrive in 2012, and founder and CEO Angus Davis shifted into high gear to find the people who could make his “lightning in a bottle” product even better. more
Roger Williams Park Casino hosted a free job fair Tuesday for local residents looking for work, organized in conjunction with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. more
A young man clutched his sketch book and introduced himself as Eric He, even though his resume announces him as Zhong-Xiou He. more
Companies added fewer workers than projected in October, indicating the U.S. job market lost momentum amid budget strife in Washington, a private report based on payrolls showed Wednesday. more
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