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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...
WITH UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SHRINKING, employers have begun hiring more workers with criminal records. / BLOOMBERG /LUKE SHARRETT

Stigma of criminal record fades as U.S. employers get desperate

NEW YORK - Shea Rochester, who once spent a month in jail on an assault charge that was later dropped, is now wanted in a...
MASSBENCHMARKS RELEASED A REPORT on the state of the Massachusetts economy Tuesday that maintains a positive outlook. But with national economic and immigration policies unclear, the report sounded a skeptical note for the future as well, with warnings about limited state growth, particularly when it depends on foreign skilled labor.

Report: Mass. economy improves, but concerns over immigration policy loom

BOSTON - Massachusetts' economy is performing well, with several economic indicators either better, or close to even with pre-recession levels, according to the editorial...
THE PROVIDENCE-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 336 metropolitan areas with unemployment rates lower in March than they were in March 2016.

Providence metro’s unemployment rate falls to 4.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 336 metropolitan areas with unemployment rates lower in March than they were in March 2016,...
New England as a region has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, while at the same time having the highest total compensation costs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But job growth in the region has been accompanied by a relative lowering of those costs, proven by the positive correlation between changes from 2006 to 2016 in total compensation and the unemployment rate. / Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Are New England wages reverting to the mean, thus growing jobs?

At least in terms of unemployment statistics, New ­England must be doing something right. By more than a full percentage point at the end...
JOBLESS RATES were lower in March than a year earlier in 18 states and stable in 32 states and the District of Columbia, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

R.I. posts fourth largest unemployment rate decrease in March

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island recorded the fourth-largest year-over-year decrease in its unemployment rate among the 50 states in March, dropping 1.1 percentage points to 4.3...
FEWER AMERICANS than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, with applications hovering just above a four-decade low, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Fewer Americans than forecast file for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, with applications hovering just above a four-decade low, a Labor Department report...
JOBLESS RATES were lower in March than a year earlier in 18 states and stable in 32 states and the District of Columbia, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BLS: Providence metro unemployment rate drops in February to 5.1%

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment rates were lower in February than a year earlier in 274 of the nation's 388 metropolitan areas, including in the Providence-Warwick-Fall...

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