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Improved national and global economic conditions, encouraging local job growth figures and a strengthening housing market are among the signs indicating an optimistic outlook for Massachusetts going into 2014, according to the editorial board of the MassBenchmarks economic journal. more
Rhode Island’s economic growth accelerated in the final months of 2013, bolstered by improved employment in the state, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator index released Monday by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
In a Gallup ranking of U.S. states by employees’ perception of job creation at their workplaces, Rhode Island ranked last, replacing Maine as the state with the lowest Job Creation Index in 2013. more
FM Global is creating 36 new jobs in information technology at its corporate offices here, the company said in a press release Wednesday, among more than 300 hires made in Rhode Island in the last five years. more
There were 685,000 job openings in the Northeast as of the last business day in December, representing 2.6 percent of total employment in the region, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
When Robin McLane’s generation hit public schools in the 1950s, there were never enough classrooms or teachers to accommodate the bulge, she said. So she’s not surprised about the latest shock that boomers are delivering to the U.S. economy. more
From left: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee tour the Tunstall Americas facility at 100 Freight on Feb. 4 with Tunstall President and CEO Brad Waugh and Public Information Officer Glenn Morin. By the end of this month Tunstall says it will have exceeded a commitment to bring 250 jobs to Rhode Island, two months early. The company says it will have hired 269 workers by the end of February. more
Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said they would keep working to strike a compromise on reviving expanded jobless benefits, even as the chamber failed to advance the latest plan amid a partisan dispute over amendments. more
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