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Private payrolls in U.S. increased by 213,000 in September

WASHINGTON - Companies hired 213,000 workers in September as the labor market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed.The gains in...

Supervalu, Albertsons discover new breaches in card networks

NEW YORK - Supervalu Inc. and the operator of the Albertsons supermarket chain, which both suffered data breaches this year, said they discovered additional...

Providence Journal employees, guild members, protest cuts

PROVIDENCE – Providence Newspaper Guild members and supporters took their concerns about impending layoffs at The Providence Journal to the streets Thursday. Guild President John...
U.S. SENATOR JACK Reed, who as a member of Appropriations Committee, helped secure $232 million for EDA programs in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill, heralded the $1.7 million in EDA funding for the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Newport County Development Council receives $1.7 million federal grant to support...

NEWPORT – A $1.7 million federal grant has been awarded to the Newport County Development Council to help establish a technology business incubator to...
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...
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