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RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year from 18,300 to 19,000 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Aug. construction employment rises 3.8%, No. 28 in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment increased 3.8 percent year over year in August, the No. 28 fastest rate in the country, and the...
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...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Providence County was $1,145 in the first quarter, a 3.1 percent increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

BLS: Providence Co. employment grows 0.8% over year, while wages grow...

PROVIDENCE – All of the three local counties included in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 first-quarter employment and wage report released Wednesday...

Veteran presence

Does your company currently have employees who are/were active military personnel? Yes: 66.67% No: 33.33%What level of priority do you give to hiring veterans or active...
501(C)(3) NONPROFITS employed an average of 68,348 workers in Rhode Island in 2016 at an annual average wage of $49,667 per worker. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Average pay at R.I. 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2016 was $49.7K

PROVIDENCE – There were 1,756 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Rhode Island in 2016, employing on average 68,348 people, and who were paid a combined $3.4...
PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.8 percent in June, a 0.5 percentage point drop from 4.3 percent in June...

Job, economy growth in R.I. are good signs

Two recent economic reports would seem to indicate that Rhode Island is moving in a positive direction.The state’s monthly jobs report for June said...

The working poor need help

Bloomberg recently reported on some interesting new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The percent of Americans earning poverty wages – pay that would...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 45, tied with Maine, on CNBC's America's Top States for Business. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CNBC ranks R.I. No. 45 on top states for business list

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked sixth lowest on the CNBC “America’s Top States for Business 2018” released Tuesday, tied with Maine.The study uses more...
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