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R.I. UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5%. The number of Rhode Island-based jobs increased in that time, but the number of employed Rhode Islanders declined. The labor force also shrank by 2,500 people year over year.

As R.I. unemployment declines and jobs grow, labor force shrinks

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5% in July, according to the R.I. Department...

Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...
UNITED STATES payrolls rose by 164,000 in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobs report July 2019: 164,000 added, wages picked up

WASHINGTON – United States employers kept adding workers at a healthy pace in July and wage gains picked up, underlining a solid labor market...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 1% year over year to 25,800 jobs in June. Above, Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior window frame during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Construction employment in Providence metro grows in June

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 1% year over year to 25,800 jobs in June, according to the Associated...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year in June to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment lowers to 3.6% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment for Rhode Islanders declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...
WHILE THE LOW JOBLESS RATE has grabbed headlines, a more clear look at the state of the economy gives a lot of reasons to doubt how well it is doing. / GETTY IMAGES/DREW ANGERER

Opinion: The myth of the tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK – As the U.S. election cycle gets underway, expect much debate over just how strong the economy really is after becoming the...

U.S. jobs gain of 224,000 tops forecasts, dilutes Fed-cut case

WASHINGTON – U.S. hiring rebounded in June and topped all estimates of economists, a sign of labor-market strength that may ease calls for a Federal...
PROVIDENCE METRO construction employment increased 0.8% year over year in May. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment ticks up in May

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 0.8% year over year to 25,100 in May, according to the Associated General...
THE CLEAN ENERGY sector employed 16,021 in 2018. / COURTESY BW RESEARCH PARTNERS

Report: Clean energy sector employs more than 16K in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The clean-energy sector in Rhode Island employed 16,021 at the beginning of 2019, according to the 2019 Clean Energy Industry Report released...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA had the No. 22 highest average tech salary in 2018 among the largest 100 metro areas in the United States, according to Business.org. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG

Average tech salary in the Providence metro was $90K in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The average technology sector salary in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in 2018 was $90,035, 67.6% higher than the average salary of...
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