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Lardaro: State’s economy gained momentum in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy gained momentum in April, suggesting the potential to break beyond “first gear,” University of Rhode Island economist and professor...

U.S. applications for jobless benefits rise to highest level in two...

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits rose to their highest level in two months last week, but layoffs remain at historically low...

U.S. slowed hiring but still added a solid 209K jobs in...

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers pulled back on hiring but still delivered another month of solid gains in June, adding 209,000 jobs, a sign...

Weekly U.S. applications for unemployment aid remain relatively elevated 

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits remained relatively elevated last week, potentially another signal that Federal Reserve rate hikes are beginning to...

Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits, labor market still showing strength 

NEW YORK (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week after a previous spike that some took as a sign that higher...

Applications for U.S. unemployment aid hold steady

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose only slightly last week with the labor market remaining strong despite the Federal...
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How to effectively use noncompetes in a tight labor market

With so much movement in the job market lately, efforts to enforce noncompete agreements have dramatically increased. It is important for employers to make sure...
EXPANDED OFFERINGS: John Nunes Jr., owner of Newport Vineyards and Winery LLC in Middletown, said the business has fared much better in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic than it did the 2008 financial crisis due to its diversification into “agritainment,” offering customers a full experience of wining, dining and touring the 100-acre farm beyond just selling bottled wine. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

PBN survey: Rebound under way, but repercussions from pandemic not making...

Rhode Island businesses are climbing out of the crater caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but many are finding that the lingering fallout is dampening...

After pandemic, replacing workers will be costly

The labor market is changing rapidly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Many organizations have laid off or furloughed workers, or are considering it....

Steady jobs top higher paychecks

One of the anomalies of the current U.S. economy is that workers seem more satisfied with it than economists are. It comes down to...
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