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THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metro area saw a 6 percent increase in construction jobs from January 2017 to January 2018, placing it No. 110 among 358 metro areas for growth. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

AGCA: Providence metro area construction employment up 6 percent in January

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area rose 6 percent between January 2017 and January 2018, according to data released by...
RHODE ISLAND HAD THE highest unemployment rate in New England in January, along with Connecticut.

R.I., Conn. have highest jobless rates in N.E. in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – At 4.5 percent, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in Rhode Island and Connecticut in January were the two worst performers in the...
NUWC NEWPORT contributed nearly $1.2 billion to the region's economy in FISCAL 2017, according to facility representatives. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT

NUWC has $1.2B impact on local economy

NEWPORT – The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport reported that its local spending in fiscal 2017 was $1.2 billion, an increase over the...

Companies in U.S. add more jobs than expected, ADP data show

WASHINGTON – Companies in the United States added more workers in February than expected, underscoring continued strengthening in the labor market, according to data...

Pointing way to better workforce

PBN’s inaugural Workforce Development Summit delivered a strong message: private industry, educators and government must communicate in a much more consistent and robust way...
THE NON-SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment ticked down in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.1 percent in December,...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT FELL 8 percent in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area from April 2012 to April 2013.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SIMON DAWSON

U.S. adds 200,000 jobs; wages rise by most since recession

WASHINGTON – U.S. hiring picked up in January, and wages rose at the fastest annual pace since the recession ended, as the economy’s steady move...
THE RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT rate was the second highest in New England in December. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: R.I. Dec. unemployment rate 2nd highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate was the second highest in New England in December at 4.4 percent, according to Bureau of Labor...

Progress has been made, more needed

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Jan. 16 State of the State address was a chance to tout the advances made in the first three years...
ENLISTED MILITARY PERSONNEL was ranked the most stressful job in the U.S. for 2018. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SEONGJOON CHO

Report: Most stressful jobs in U.S. are military, public safety officials

PROVIDENCE – Enlisted military personnel ranked No. 1 for most stressful job, according to CareerCast.com’s list of The Most Stressful Jobs of 2018.According to...
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