Published 05/29/12

R.I. economy lagging

An economic report prepared by Asst. Prof. Edinaldo Tebaldi and URI collaborator Prof. Edward Mazze indicates that Rhode Island will not recover as quickly as its New England neighbors due, in part, to the absence of an educated and skilled work force.

"The state’s unemployment rate, which stood at 11.2 percent in April, is expected to remain in double digits until the end of next year — 12 months longer than [economists Tebaldi and Mazze] predicted in the 2011 forecast," the Providence Journal reported.

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