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COVID-19 weekly unemployment filings spike in R.I. amid exhaustion of initial...

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 16,036, more than double the 7,120 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO RECEIVED a 41 percent approval rating in Morning Consult's third quarter governor approval rankings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Should layoffs and furloughs of state workers be part of the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has so far resisted calls for layoffs of state employees amid the pandemic-induced economic crisis and has sought only limited...
NEW TASKS: Alexandria Kitsilis Cardoso, left, and Christine Kitsilis, co-owners of Angelo’s Palace Pizza in Cumberland, prepare food in the kitchen. Restaurant employees were cross-trained to become delivery drivers or cooks to keep them working when dining room sales dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. job market could take years to recover

Economists foresee a long, slow rebuilding period following the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the replacement of lost jobs in Rhode Island taking...
THERE WERE 3,840 individuals in Rhode Island who filed for pandemic unemployment insurance assistance last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

PUA weekly filings dip to 3.8K in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings fell for the third straight week, to 3,840, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported on Tuesday. Last’s week’s...
COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings totaled 7,425 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LM OTERO

R.I. COVID-19 unemployment insurance claims climb by 7.4K

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19-related unemployment insurance filings in Rhode Island rose by 7,425 last week, a rise from 6,865 one week prior, the R.I. Department...
PIECING IT TOGETHER: Aetna Bridge Co. ironworker Lisa Silvio helps install bolts on a bridge under construction above the Route 6-10 connector in Providence.  / COURTESY LISA SILVIO

R.I. tradeswomen look to build their numbers

Darche Hood went to college to earn a degree in finance. But now the numbers she’s calculating are from a measuring tape stretched between wall...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate increased to 7.3% in November. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate ticks up to 7.3% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 7.3% in November, an increase from 7.1% one month prior and higher than the United...

R.I. weekly PUA filings continue to rise

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in the state totaled 5,302 last week, an increase from 4,817 one week prior, the R.I. Department of...

Businesses face higher unemployment taxes due to pandemic

PROVIDENCE - Due to the pandemic, Rhode Island’s unemployment insurance trust fund has “decreased significantly,” which will lead to employers having to dip into...
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Jamie Sanford is one of the youngest nursing home administrators in the state. She’s 37. Most other administrators are nearing retirement age, and the industry is concerned about finding future staffers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes struggle to fill staffing positions

While attending a nursing home industry event more than a year ago, Jamie Sanford came to a startling realization: Sanford, 37, was the youngest...

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