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This looks like the start of a great time for labor...

The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage...

It’s not only younger workers who want flexible hours

The problem with younger workers today, I’m often told, is that they’re entitled. Today’s 20-somethings expect flexible hours, big raises and short commutes. They...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island in September was 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. jobless rate declines to 3.6% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6% in September, a 0.3 percentage point decrease year over year and reflecting...
RHODE ISLAND ranked as the second-least hardest-working state in the U.S., according to WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. is second-least hardest-working state in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked as the second-least hardest-working state in the U.S. in a report by WalletHub Monday. The report considers 10 metrics...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Rhode Island increased 1.8% year over year through the end of the first quarter, the slowest rate in New England. Employment in the state increased 0.8% in that time, the third-lowest rate in the region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

BLS: Avg. weekly wage in R.I. increases 1.8% Y/Y in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Rhode Island increased 1.8% year over year through the end of the first quarter of 2019 to...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year in June to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment lowers to 3.6% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment for Rhode Islanders declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...
THE AVERAGE weekly wage in Providence County declined 0.3% year over year to $1,114 in the fourth quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence County average weekly wage declines 0.3% in 2018 Q4

PROVIDENCE - The average weekly wage in Providence County declined 0.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $1,114, according to...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7% in April. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DLT: RI’s unemployment declines in April as jobs added

PROVIDENCE –  The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly in April as 5,000 more jobs were added year over year, according to the...
TRADE SUPPORTED 128,100 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017, according to a new report from The Business Roundtable. / COURTESY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Report: Trade supports 128K jobs in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – International trade in Rhode Island supported 128,100 jobs in 2017, according to a Business Roundtable report released this week. The report said that...
UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINED to 3.8% in March due to a decline in the number of unemployed in the state and a decrease in the labor force offset by a decline in jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down in March, along with jobs

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.8% in March, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year and level with the...

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