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Providence man pleads guilty to unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – A city man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for submitting fraudulent online applications seeking pandemic-related unemployment benefits from eight states, while...

U.S. employers add 199K jobs as unemployment falls to 3.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a modest 199,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell sharply, at a time when businesses are...

R.I. a ‘fraud hot spot’

If it seems everyone in Rhode Island knows someone victimized by fraudulent unemployment claims during the pandemic, it’s because that’s not far from the...

Unemployment scams adding up in R.I.

Scam unemployment claims continue to cost Rhode Island, with more than $70.5 million in fraudulent payouts racked up since the start of the COVID-19...

U.S. unemployment claims drop to 198,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the...

Think before you quit your job

Record numbers of Americans have quit their jobs in recent months. Millions more may be preparing to follow them to the exits. One survey...

DLT to roll out new UI Online unemployment insurance platform

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will begin launch of its new unemployment insurance platform in December, beginning with a small,...
Sylvia Maxfield

An opportunity for business, higher ed to collaborate

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) “Workforce development” is arguably the most important social challenge...

How to manage the elevated quit rate

Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The...

R.I. unemployment rate ticks up to 5.4% amid largest monthly...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged higher in October as the number of jobs fell for the first time this year,...

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