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Study: R.I. ranked 20th-worst state for nursing home staffing in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – As nursing facilities nationwide are facing shortages, Rhode Island ranked as the 20th-worst state for senior care staffing, according to a recent...
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Burden? No, migrants bolster economy

Although Congress is failing to pass laws to restrict the number of migrants arriving in the U.S., a majority of Americans – about 6...

R.I. among 9 states yet to recover all jobs lost in...

Rhode Island is among nine states, plus the nation’s capital, yet to recover all of their jobs lost to the pandemic, according to a...

Congressional Budget Office projects lower inflation and higher unemployment into 2025 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Congressional Budget Office said Friday it expects inflation to nearly hit the Federal Reserve's 2% target rate in 2024, as...
READY TO RETIRE? Karla Abbott, 61, of Sioux Falls, S.D., is planning to retire next spring after working 38 years as a nurse. 
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Social Security recipients to receive lower cost-of-living adjustment next year

Looking ahead to retirement next spring, Karla Abbott finds comfort in the cost-of-living increase that millions of Social Security recipients get each year. But...

Despite rosy jobs data, danger of recession lingers

Don’t be overly fooled by seemingly rosy jobs data issued recently. Yes, the U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in August 2023 – faster than the...

Unemployment in Providence-Warwick area rises slightly in June

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 3% in June, an increase from 2.8% one month ago but still...

Bryant school will train students for science, business sides of health

BRAD CROUGH doesn’t bat an eye at the prospect of sorting through a dizzying tranche of numbers. A skilled coder with degrees in accounting and...

R.I. February jobless rate 4th highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the fourth-highest unemployment rate in New England in February at 3.9%, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau...

Holdouts may be returning to the workforce

The U.S. economy surprised analysts by adding 467,000 jobs in January, overcoming concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant and continuing a long streak of...
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