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Employers added 217,000 jobs in May to push U.S. payrolls past their pre-recession peak and the jobless rate held at an almost six-year low as the economy gained traction. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in seven years, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
Service industries expanded in May at the fastest pace in nine months as orders picked up, indicating improving sales will help the U.S. economy strengthen. more
PROVIDENCE – Members of one of the labor unions that represent state employees voted down a proposed new contract last month, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported on its website. more
According to a new report, health care will continue to be Rhode Island’s leading private-sector employer during the next decade, with strong growth anticipated in a number of job types, including social assistance workers. more
Unemployment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area plunged 1.6 percentage points to 7.8 percent in April, non-seasonally adjusted, compared with 9.4 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area added 900 construction jobs over the year ended in April, an increase of 5 percent that earned the region a spot at No. 122 in a ranking of U.S. metro areas in terms of year-over-year net employment gain, according to the Associated General Contractors of America jobs report released Tuesday. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts lost 1,600 jobs in April but saw its total unemployment rate drop 0.3 percent, to 6 percent, from the March rate, according to the Mass. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary estimates. more
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. of West Warwick makes nuclear-propulsion-system components for the U.S. Navy and tools used to extrude, or shape, polymers and plastics by pushing them through a die. more
The new state CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship Program is an example of an effective response to the workforce challenges facing business. The problem: the accelerating aging out of the workforce, especially those employees in advanced manufacturing jobs, ones that require both the traditional knowledge of materials and engineering concepts but that now also require advanced computing skills. more
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