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Nail-care jobs are booming, but the pay is terrible

Doing other people’s nails can be pretty crummy work, we all learned last month from Sarah Maslin Nir’s epic New York Times investigation of...
THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL released recommendations for reforms regarding the state's Temporary Disability Insurance and Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program to save money. The top graph shows TDI and TCI payments last year, while the bottom show the reasons for TCI claims last year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC EXPENDITURE COUNCIL

RIPEC suggests reforms of TDI/TCI programs

PROVIDENCE – To reduce Rhode Island’s status as a “national outlier” regarding its temporary disability insurance and temporary caregiver insurance programs, the Rhode Island...

Payrolls in U.S. rise more than forecast as wages boosted

WASHINGTON - Payrolls climbed in May by the most in five months and worker pay accelerated, showing companies were upbeat about the U.S. economy’s...

Americans shaken by fuel rebound even as job market firms

WASHINGTON - In the short run, a hit to Americans’ wallets is trumping the benefits of an improving job market.The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index...

Technology will transform the labor market. Someday.

The world of work is being transformed by digital technology. Jobs are out. Gigs are in. Everybody knows that. Except for, you know, most...

What the jobs data will and won’t tell us

It has become increasingly difficult to reconcile different sets of data to form a coherent and decisive picture of the U.S. economy. Nowhere is...
THE PROVIDENCE-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a year earlier at 5.5 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Providence-Warwick among metro areas with major jobless rate dips in April

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was among 344 out of 387 metropolitan areas that had April jobless rates lower than they were a...
RHODE ISLAND is one of the List of resources for flood victims top 10 safest states in the country to live in, according to WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. eighth-safest state in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is one of the top 10 safest states in the country to live in, according to WalletHub. WalletHub measured everything...
RHODE ISLAND was among 28 states that had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

R.I. among 28 states with major jobless rate drops in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was among 28 states that had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in April, according to the federal...
JAMIE DUFRESNE has been named executive director of the North Central Chamber of Commerce in Johnston. / COURTESY NORTH CENTRAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Dufresne named head of North Central Chamber of Commerce

JOHNSTON – Jamie Dufresne has been named executive director of the North Central Chamber of Commerce.Dufresne, of Scituate, succeeds Deborah J. Ramos, who has...
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