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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...
THE JOBLESS rate dropped to 6.1 percent in April, its lowest level since December 2007, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. / COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: Jobless rate drops in April in R.I. to 6.1%

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment for April dropped to 6.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than it was in March,...
PROVIDENCE came in at 48th  - or third from the bottom - on a list of the best cities to find a job by Glassdoor. Fifty cities were ranked.  / PBN FILE PHOTO

Glassdoor: Raleigh, N.C. better bet for a job than Providence

PROVIDENCE – Looking for a job? Raleigh, N.C. is a better bet than Providence, according to a Glassdoor survey of the best cities...
NINETY-SEVEN percent of American employers will provide a paid day off for Memorial Day, according to a Bloomberg BNA survey of more than 100 human resource professionals.

Survey: 97% of U.S. employers provide Memorial Day paid day off

NEW YORK – Ninety-seven percent of American employers will provide a paid day off for Memorial Day, according to a Bloomberg BNA survey of...

Job openings in U.S. decrease from highest level in 14 years

WASHINGTON - Job openings in the U.S. fell in March from a 14-year high, a sign companies may have held off on posting vacancies...

Black workers are finally gaining in job market

Black Americans typically get a raw deal in the U.S. job market. Judging from the employment report released Friday, though, they’ve recently made some...
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