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Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the most older people with a job since the early 1960s, before the U.S. enacted Medicare. more
While the overall employment picture in the Ocean State has improved over the last year – the number of employed Rhode Islanders increased by 2,500 from March 2015 to March 2016, the unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent from 6.3 percent, and the … more
Consumer confidence fell last week to a five-month low as Americans became more downbeat about the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort data showed Thursday. Sentiment around personal finances and the buying climate were little changed after declining the previous week. more
Applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since February 2015, a sign progress in the U.S. job market is moderating. more
A job fair will be held Saturday for the new billion-dollar First Light Resort & Casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Taunton. more
Another day, another list that shows the Ocean State at the wrong end. Chief Executive magazine, in its 12th annual study of the best and worst states for business, placed Rhode Island 41st, or 10th worst on the list. That’s a drop from last year’s ranking, when the Ocean State placed 37th. more
Job openings rose more than projected in March, a sign the U.S. labor market was still strong toward the end of the first quarter. more
Providence is not the best place to start a career, according to the latest study by WalletHub. more
Employers in April added the fewest number of workers in seven months and the U.S. jobless rate held steady as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring. more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits increased to a five-week high, a sign that progress in the strongest part of the economy may be moderating. more
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