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Are N.E. unemployment rates too low?

The end of the Great Recession has been followed by a slow but steady economic expansion that led to a significant drop in unemployment...
RHODE ISLAND's unemployment rate declined 0.7 percentage points year over year in October, the fastest of any state in New England. Despite this, the state's 3.8 percent unemployment rate remained the second highest in the region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Unemployment rate declines at fastest pace in N.E. in Oct., remains...

PROVIDENCE – The 0.7 percentage point year-over-year decline in Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was the largest among New England states, falling to...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 PERCENT unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, while its 0.4 percentage-point unemployment rate decline year over year was the region's largest unemployment rate drop. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. has 2nd-highest N.E. joblessness in Aug., but largest Y/Y decline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted 4 percent unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut’s 4.3 percent, according...

Vertikal6 Achieves Cisco Premier Certification

(Warwick, RI)– – Vertikal6 announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco®. To earn Premier Certification, Vertikal6 had to meet standards for...

Historic Architect Fred Love Restored at RGB

RGB welcomes back Fred Love, AIA. Fred started with RGB in 1982 and was a clear powerhouse in Historic and Forensic Architecture.Fred has been...

IMAJ ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR IT

Richmond, RI (May 16, 2018)— It is with immense pride that Imaj Associates, Inc. announces that it has been named the winner of a...
THE NORTHEAST reported the highest compensation costs per hour in private industry for December. The Northeast comprises the Middle Atlantic and New England regions. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: N.E. employer compensation costs total $40.48 per hour in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Private-industry employers in New England paid $40.48 per hour worked in combined wages, salary and benefits in December 2017, according to U.S....
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 28 in the U.S. News 2018 Best States rankings. / COURTESY U.S. NEWS

R.I. drops to No. 28 on U.S. News’ ‘Best States’ rankings

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 28 on the U.S. News & World Report's Best State 2018 rankings, last in New England, U.S. News...
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

With labor force growth comes job growth, too

For a number of years, observers of the region’s ­economies have noted Rhode Island’s poorly performing labor force.Following the Great Recession, the number of...
Moving company employees remove furniture from a business in Chicago, Illinois. COURTESY BLOOMBERG/ TANNEN MAURY

Opinion: Full employment helps rural Americans to move away

NEW YORK - It's been so long since we've had strong labor markets in the U.S. that we've forgotten what kind of pain they...
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