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List: Veteran employers

Top services used by local businesses for veteran recruitment:* 1. Veteran/military job fairs 2. Online military job boards 3. Veteran community organizations 4. Department of Veteran Affairs 5. National...
THE MASSACHUSETTS gross domestic product increased 1.6 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2018. / COURTESY MASSBENCHMARKS

MassBenchmarks: Mass. GDP grows at 1.6 percent in Q1

BOSTON – Massachusetts gross domestic product grew at a 1.6 percent annualized rate in the first quarter of 2018, according to MassBenchmarks, a journal...

Reports of retail’s death premature

Earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reacted to news of rising mall vacancies by calling for help for the “millions of workers who...

U.S. unemployment headed below 3% unless Fed acts to slow growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment is primed to fall significantly further and could drop below 3 percent for the first time since 1953, the year...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT ROSE BY 61,000 jobs year over year, including work such as is happening here, where workers finish construction on the gaming floor of the Resorts World Catskills casino, hotel and entertainment complex, operated by Empire Resorts Inc. in Monticello, N.Y., in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. added 313,000 jobs in February; wage gains slow to 2.6%

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added the most workers since mid-2016 as labor-force participation swelled, while below-forecast wages and a downward revision to January’s figure suggest...
ACCORDING TO a U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Tuesday, the nationwide arts and cultural industry grew by 4.9 percent in 2015, the most recent data available. / COURTESY BEA

Report: R.I. arts and cultural production accounted for $2B in 2015

PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island arts and cultural production industries accounted for $1.8 billion of economic activity in 2015, about 3.3 percent of the total...

Restaurant boom fizzles

Employment at food services and drinking places rebounded strongly in October as waiters, cooks and bartenders in hurricane-ravaged Florida and Texas went to work....

Health, education see slow growth in R.I.

Lackluster growth in health and education employment could spell trouble for the Ocean State, where job gains or losses in any segment of the...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN the Providence metro area declined 0.9 percentage points to 4.3 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted, year-over-year basis. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro unemployment 4.3% in August

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.9 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent in August, according...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT was the second highest in New England in August, but fell more percentage points than any other state in the region. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. August unemployment falls fastest in New England

PROVIDENCE - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in August was the second-highest in New England but declined by a greater rate than any...

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