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Order to affect Rhode Island healthcare jobs

Posted on February 6, 2019

A new order regarding healthcare growth will directly affect Rhode Island healthcare jobs. An executive order establishing an official target for health care spending growth in Rhode Island: 3.2% annual growth through 2022. This is the latest step in the Governor’s ongoing efforts to control health care costs for taxpayers, businesses and patients. Under Governor […]


Healthcare jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on February 6, 2019

A number of healthcare jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent labor statistics. In December, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 505,000, an increase of 2,200 jobs from the revised November job count of 502,800. Rhode Island has averaged a gain of 800 jobs over the past three months and has 7,100 […]


Education jobs in Rhode Island added

Posted on February 5, 2019

A number of education jobs in Rhode Island have been added, according to recent labor statistics. In December, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 505,000, an increase of 2,200 jobs from the revised November job count of 502,800. Rhode Island has averaged a gain of 800 jobs over the past three months and has […]


Rhode Island unemployment remains low

Posted on January 7, 2019

For the third consecutive month, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate has remained under 4 percent. Rhode Island’s unemployment rate currently stands at 3.8 percent — its lowest since May 1989 — according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data also shows that Rhode Island had 502,700 jobs in […]


Unemployment rate in Rhode Island holds steady

Posted on January 7, 2019

Labor statistics posit that the unemployment rate in Rhode Island has remained unchanged. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor November 2018 was 3.8 percent, unchanged from the October rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the November 2017 rate of 4.5 percent. The number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 502,700, […]


Entertainment jobs in Rhode Island decline

Posted on January 7, 2019

Several entertainment jobs in Rhode Island were recently eliminated, according to labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor November 2018 was 3.8 percent, unchanged from the October rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the November 2017 rate of 4.5 percent. In November, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs […]


New rail station may create transportation jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on December 2, 2018

City officials and the Department of Transportation are busy creating more transportation jobs in Rhode Island with the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and Bus Hub. The new intermodal transit center will allow riders to switch modes easily between commuter rail and RIPTA’s statewide bus network. When complete, the commuter rail stop will join […]


Food services jobs in Rhode Island grow

Posted on December 2, 2018

A number of food services jobs in Rhode Island have grown, according to recent labor statistics. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment ratefor October 2018 was 3.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the September rate of 3.9 percent. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the October 2017 rate […]


Construction jobs in Rhode Island increase

Posted on December 2, 2018

A number of construction jobs in Rhode Island have increased, according to recent labor statistics. In October, the number of Rhode Island-based jobs totaled 503,100, an increase of 500 jobs from the revised September job count of 502,600. Rhode Island has added 1,000 jobs over the past two months and has 6,300 more nonfarm jobs […]


Program to boost Rhode Island jobs

Posted on November 5, 2018

A new program will help bolster Rhode Island jobs. Rhode Island Treasurer magazine and Rhode Island’s business and veteran communities announced a new incentive to support small business loans to veteran-owned businesses through the state’s BankLOCAL program. “Small businesses are the backbone of Rhode Island’s economy, but too many entrepreneurs have a hard time getting […]


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