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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...
PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT MADE SIGNIFICANT GAINS in February, according to ADP, beating expectation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

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...
RHODE ISLAND GOVENRMENT remains smaller than most states but its compensation is dominated by benefit pay. / COURTESY KPD

R.I. government employment remains smaller than most of U.S.; compensation dominated...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was the sixth-least productive government workforce in the United States when comparing government and national employment and compensation numbers in...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area decreased 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro Nov. unemployment ticks down while labor force grows

PROVIDENCE - The civilian labor force in the Providence metropolitan area grew year over year in November while the unemployment rate ticked down, according...

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