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The unemployment rate is down to 4.6 percent, which sounds pretty good. But the unemployment rate doesn't count people who've given up looking for jobs, which is why the employment-to-population ratio, especially the "prime-age" ratio for those 25 through 54, may be a better measure of the health of the labor market. more
What is your company's greatest expense? Employee payroll – 88.9% Cost of supplies – 11.1% Cost of production – 0% State fees – 0% Are you satisfied with the overall cost of doing business in Rhode … more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
There are 552 unclaimed pensions in Rhode Island, totaling more than $5 million, according to American Advisors Group Inc. more
Last year, Gary Cohn, the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. whom President-elect Donald Trump has chosen to be his top economic policy adviser, declared that the official U.S. unemployment rate -- 5.5 percent at the time he spoke -- was "very, very fictitious." more
Employees of Women & Infants Hospital authorized District 1199 SEIU New England to allow its bargaining committee to deliver a strike notice to Care New England’s management while contract negotiations are ongoing, the union announced Dec. 12. more
Stress, I've long suspected, may explain why lifespans have been lengthening for high-income Americans but have remained the same or even shortened for low-income and middle-income people. more
Unionized employees of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England facility, picketed on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 7 outside of CNE’s corporate offices on Willard Avenue, only a few blocks from the hospital. more
The state’s Current Conditions Index remains at 75 for the third consecutive month, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
Private industry costs for employee compensation in the Northeast were highest among the four national regions in September at $39.06 per hour, the New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. more
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