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U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT claims increased by 2.1 million last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ELAINE THOMPSON

41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow

WASHINGTON (AP) – Roughly 2.1 million people applied for United States unemployment benefits last week, a sign that companies are still slashing jobs in...
THE U.S. JOBLESS rate increased to 14.7% in April. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

U.S. jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished...
LAST WEEK alone, 6.6 million Americans have file for jobless benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Record 16.8 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus

WASHINGTON (AP) –  With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than...

This is the skill employers desire most

The job world is changing so rapidly it’s next to impossible to know what to do even in the short term to get ahead,...
VETERANS ASSEMBLED ELECTRONICS founder and CEO John Shepard, standing, works with mechanical engineer Michael Ratigan at VAe in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Two area companies honored for veteran-hiring practices by DOL

PROVIDENCE – Two companies in the Providence metropolitan area were honored as 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award winners by the U.S Department of Labor,...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 17,000 to 216,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Jobless claims fall to 4-week low in tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell to a four-week low even amid a partial federal government shutdown, showing healthy demand...

Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...

Opinion: Fiduciary rule critics cry wolf about hurt investors

NEW YORK - It’s early days for the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, but its critics are already wagging their fingers and saying “we...

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