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Raimondo Launches Jobs Plan Rollout

Begins With Manufacturing and Workforce Development   SMITHFIELD- Rhode Island is in a jobs crisis. At 9.2 percent, our state has the highest unemployment rate in the country, but that number does not fully capture how bad things really are. Between people who are under-employed and those who have stopped looking for work, our unemployment […]readmore

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RI Has Second Worst Unemployment Rate in the Country

For the year of 2013, Rhode Island had the second worst unemployment rate in the country at 9.5 percent. Only Nevada came first with an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent. These figures are according to revised state-by-state figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For nearly the entire year, Nevada maintained an […]readmore


Ken Block Today, Rhode Island is in Crisis. We are

Today, Rhode Island is the leading member of the “National Hall of Shame”. We are number one in the nation in unemployment and near dead last in the business environment that is so essential for creating and keeping jobs. The evidence of our peril is clear; major office buildings like the famous “Superman” building vacant; […]readmore