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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo launched the “RI Pay Equity Tip Line,” a telephone line allowing women and men to report employers who violate state law that bans gender-based wage discrimination. more
Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January dropped to 6.5 percent, three-tenths of a percentage point lower than December 2014, according to the latest report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Tuesday. more
Women & Infants Hospital laid off 41 employees, and also reduced hours for six additional employees, as part of an effort to “address inefficiencies” and “bring its cost structure in line with other organizations,” it said in a press release Monday. more
A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work, followed by Providence County. more
Looking for a job this fall? Dallas is the place to be. Providence, not so much. Forbes listed the best and worst cities for jobs this fall, saying that the job market is slowly improving for job seekers. more
Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at the Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. more
Supervalu Inc. and the operator of the Albertsons supermarket chain, which both suffered data breaches this year, said they discovered additional attacks in the computer networks that process card payments. more
Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from The Economic Progress Institute. more
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