Taveras outlines plan to address 'skills gap'
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address the "skills gap" that aims to train up to 3,750 workers over four years.
Paiva Weed: Skills gap a serious, growing problem
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The so-called skills gap is a "serious and growing problem" that must be addressed as part of a push to improve the sagging Rhode Island economy, the state Senate president said Monday.
Ky.'s jobless rate drops in January
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's unemployment rate has inched downward, dropping to 7.7 percent in January.
California unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's unemployment rate continued its downward trend, dropping to 8.1 percent in January, even as the number of nonfarm jobs declined.
January jobless rate in Texas falls to 5.7 percent
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 5.7 percent in January — the state's lowest jobless figure since November 2008, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.