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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
Employers in the U.S. boosted payrolls in March and the unemployment rate held at 6.7 percent even as more Americans entered the labor force, showing steady progress that will probably prompt Federal Reserve policy makers to continue reducing stimulus while keeping interest rates low. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week after reaching a six-month low, a sign that progress in the labor market remains fitful. more
Companies boosted payrolls in March by the most in three months, adding to evidence the job market is recovering from a blast of harsh winter weather, a private payrolls report showed. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts businesses will save $75 million in a deal reached with the State Rating Bureau and the Workers Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
Millions of small businesses use independent contractors to perform a multitude of tasks. But when is an independent contractor really an employee? Knowing the answer could keep your business out of serious trouble with state and federal taxing authorities. more
Gulpfish.com, a startup online search network that connects job seekers with prospective employers, has had some rapid growth in four years, despite a small revenue stream. more
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year. more
Rhode Island’s 9 percent unemployment rate again ranked as the highest in the country in February, and Rhode Island was the only state to post a jobless rate at or above 9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
A new study by Arizona State University ranks Rhode Island 28th in the country for year-over-year job growth, based on an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. In terms of specific industries, Rhode Island made its best showing for manufacturing-job growth. more
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