Job growth in R.I. is expected to come at the top and bottom of the pay scale. Where will that leave the middle class?

GROWING SECTOR: Lori Mayer, left, a veteran pediatric intensive care nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, speaks with Abigail King, another PICU nurse. The state is projected to add 860 registered nurse jobs by 2026, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.
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GROWING SECTOR: Lori Mayer, left, a veteran pediatric intensive care nurse at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, speaks with Abigail King, another PICU nurse. The state is projected to add 860 registered nurse jobs by 2026, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.
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If you don’t catch on at the top of Rhode Island’s labor market, you may slip all the way to the bottom. That’s because the middle of the job market is comparatively stagnant, according to a Providence Business News analysis of state labor statistics. PBN examined federal job data and the R.I. Department of Labor…

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