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Job openings in the U.S. increased to the highest level in more than 14 years, showing the labor market was solidifying gains even as the economy emerged from a first-quarter funk. more
Small companies in the U.S. see wages continuing to grow in coming months after a net 25 percent said they recently boosted worker compensation. more
The share of workers who wish they were working more but can’t land full-time jobs might remain elevated even as the economy improves, new research suggests. more
Rhode Island’s leading economic indicator index increased in April to 131.3, one-tenth of a percentage point higher than in March, according to Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com. more
Doing other people’s nails can be pretty crummy work, we all learned last month from Sarah Maslin Nir’s epic New York Times investigation of the work conditions in New York area nail salons. more
To reduce Rhode Island’s status as a “national outlier” regarding its temporary disability insurance and temporary caregiver insurance programs, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is recommending that the General Assembly explore potential reforms to save money. more
Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s prospects after an early-year slump. more
In the short run, a hit to Americans’ wallets is trumping the benefits of an improving job market. more
The world of work is being transformed by digital technology. Jobs are out. Gigs are in. Everybody knows that. Except for, you know, most of the American labor force. That’s one conclusion you … more
It has become increasingly difficult to reconcile different sets of data to form a coherent and decisive picture of the U.S. economy. Nowhere is this problem more evident and consequential than when comparing the contrasting developments in job creation(which has been robust) and the sluggish gross domestic product and wage growth. The jobs report for May that will be released Friday won’t clarify the whole picture, though it could provide some clues. more
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