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The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked 52nd highest out of 358 metro areas for its 8 percent construction employment gain over the year in January, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
The Massachusetts economy continues to perform well, given that total jobs, unemployment, wages and gross state product are close to or better than pre-recession levels. more
Despite posting an unemployment rate in January that fell below the national jobless figure for the first time since May 2005, Rhode Island still has a way to go to reach the middle of the pack among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. more
Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
Annual revisions released Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the R.I. Department of Labor and Training’s Labor Market Information Division show the state’s unemployment rate dipped below 5.0 percent for the first time since May 2007. more
Reporting on jobs figures is never an easy task. It is one of the reasons that the regular reports on jobs focus on the simple unemployment figure, known to aficionados as the U-3 figure, which is derived by dividing the total number of unemployed … more
Economics became a spectator sport in the "Freakonomics" era, and these days all eyes are on Massachusetts, a state that increased its minimum wage and still achieved one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. What's its secret? more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in December, the fourth consecutive month-over-month decline. That’s according to information released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island dropped by three-tenths of a percentage point in December, to 5 percent, its fourth consecutive month-to-month decline. more
Donald Trump wants to be a great jobs president. But the forces that really affect employment are beyond his control -- and they are working against him. more
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