Updated February 9 at 10:09am
Workforce
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Employers added 215,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate held at a seven-year low of 5.3 percent, signs of further progress in the U.S. labor market that’s keeping the Federal Reserve on the path toward raising interest rates as soon as next month. more
A while back I wrote in support of the $15 minimum wage initiatives in San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and a few other cities. more
New England had the third-lowest unemployment rate in June among the nine geographic divisions nationwide at 4.8 percent in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Employers are holding onto workers in anticipation of a falling U.S. jobless rate that would make it difficult to replace those let go. more
Consumer confidence declined for a fifth consecutive week as Americans grew less upbeat about their finances and whether it was a good time to shop. more
America’s service providers from retailers to real estate agencies sizzled in July. more
The White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of President Obama’s TechHire initiative, a multi-sector effort to empower Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
Mending a state pension system on the verge of collapse is a worthy closing act for any politician. Now it’s clear Gina M. Raimondo was only warming up. more
Twenty-one recipients of Real Jobs Rhode Island planning grants have been announced, ranging from schools to companies. more
American households kept spending in June, capping a stronger quarterly performance for the biggest part of the economy. more
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