Sluggish small-business hiring may portend U.S. labor weakness

NEW YORK - Hiring at the smallest U.S. businesses is moderating, a sign of sluggishness in the economy. Growth has slowed in some indexes measuring employment at companies with fewer than 20 workers. This deceleration indicates a disconnect in the labor market; payrolls for all nonfarm employers rose at the fastest pace since 2001 in…

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  1. For a more detailed analysis of the employment/underemployment/ unemployment situation;
    Refer to The Bureau Of Labor Statistics; …which is updated quarterly…
    …as of 01/30/2015, Rhode Island’s Employment/Unemployment Rate
    of measurement at Level U6 is: THIRTEEN POINT FIVE CENT (13.5%)….
    which is down NINE-TENTHS OF ONE PER CENT (.09%) from last quarter’s measurement…
    ….and as of 03/06/2015, the National Employment/Unemployment
    Rate of measurement at Level U6 is: ELEVEN PER CENT (11.0%)…
    (further details can be found at which is updated monthly….)

    The next publication of the employment/underemployment/unemployment situation, broken down by State level,
    covering the previous four quarters ending in March 2015, is tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015, so stay tuned….