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RHODE ISLAND continues to have the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, trailing only Georgia, which ranked No. 1, and Mississippi, No. 2, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

R.I. jobless rate remains third highest in nation at 7.7%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was...
THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE, citing federal Census Data, said Rhode Islanders are continuing to struggle to make ends meet. / COURTESY OF THE ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE

Census Bureau data shows Rhode Islanders still struggling

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from...
THE U.S. BUREAU OF ECONOMIC Analysis ranked the Providence-Warwick area No. 199 for real gross domestic product growth in 2013. / COURTESY OF BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Providence-Warwick area ranks No. 199 in GDP growth

PROVIDENCE – Real gross domestic product grew in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas last year, but the Providence-Warwick area saw a slowdown...

Top 15 cities for couples, Providence not included

PROVIDENCE – Providence didn’t make the cut in a national survey of the best cities for couples, but neither did Boston. Rent.com, in collaboration with...
TOTAL EMPLOYER COSTS in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period, according to a quarterly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

N.E. employer costs higher than national average

PROVIDENCE – Private-industry employer costs for employee compensation in New England averaged $34.80 per hour in June, rising 40 cents in a six-month period,...
PROVIDENCE RANKED FOURTH in a list of the worst cities for jobs in a survey recently released by Forbes. Pictured is Providence City Hall. / COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ANATOLI LVOV

Providence ranks fourth on list of worst cities to find a...

PROVIDENCE – Looking for a job this fall? Dallas is the place to be. Providence, not so much.Forbes listed the best and worst...
PROVIDENCE RANKED last in a survey conducted by WalletHub regarding best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. / COURTESY OF WALLETHUB

Providence ranks last of cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s capital city ranked last in a survey of the best and worst cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs.The survey, released by WalletHub...
RHODE ISLAND'S leading indicator rose 0.6 percent in July. / COURTESY E-FORECASTING.COM

R.I. leading indicators show improvement in July

PROVIDENCE - An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in July over June to 127.7, its highest-ever reading after an...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO area, which includes parts of southern Massachusetts, ranks No. 52 in a Bizwomen list of the top 100 cities nationwide for women in business. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Providence ranks middling in list of best cities for business women

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s capital city ranks No. 52 in a list of the 100 best cities for women in business, compiled by the...
NEWPORT COUNTY has the highest percentage of commuters who walk and bike to work of all the counties in Rhode Island, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday. Above, a map showing how different counties rank in terms of percent of residents who walk to work. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

Census shows Newport County claims highest percent of bike commuters

PROVIDENCE – A new U.S. Census Bureau survey examining the commuting habits of Americans shows that Newport County boasts the highest percentage of commuters...
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