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Rhode Island nursing home labor costs rose 13 percent from 2009 to 2012, according to a recent report, as the cost of skilled care for the oldest residents keeps rising. more
An analysis of Rhode Island’s tax data, released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, showed more growth in the state’s private-sector employment during the third quarter of 2013 than originally estimated. more
Eight previously unemployed Rhode Islanders with information technology experience now have full-time jobs in the state as a result of a 14-week program that oiled some rusty skills and added up-to-date technology training requested by employers. more
BOSTON – Mohegan Sun has reached agreements with two labor groups to hire union carpenters and tradesmen should it win approval to build a casino in Revere, Mass., The Associated Press reported last week. more
The Rhode Island state pension fund grew by $426 million in fiscal 2013 to $7.7 billion, the state Office of the Auditor General said Thursday. more
Companies added more workers than projected in December as U.S. employers grew more optimistic about the prospects for demand, a private report based on payrolls showed today. more
Even as the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area stayed at 8.6 percent in November for the second consecutive month, the size of the labor force grew 0.8 percent to 691,500, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday. more
Beginning Sunday, Jan. 5, Rhode Island workers could begin applying for Temporary Caregiver Insurance, which provides up to four weeks per year of job-protected leave to care for a new child or tend to a seriously ill relative. more
A Senate vote on Monday to advance legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits is part of a broader agenda Democrats are rolling out in hopes of bolstering their fortunes in the November mid-term elections. more
The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
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