U.S. Census Bureau

How much will Latino voters hold sway in CD1 election?

BY: - October 18, 2023

Both candidates running for the state’s open 1st Congressional District seat appear to be sticking to their respective pledges to campaign across each of its 19 municipalities. And Democrat Gabe Amo and Republican Gerry Leonard have each paid particular attention to communities featuring Rhode Island’s fastest-growing demographic: Latinos. In Central Falls — a city whose […]

A ‘she-cession’ no more: After COVID dip, women’s employment hits all-time high

BY: - July 20, 2023

After fears of a “she-cession” during the pandemic, women have returned to the workforce at unprecedented rates. Much of the gain reflects a boom in jobs traditionally held by women, including nursing and teaching.  Many good-paying jobs in fields such as construction and tech management are still dominated by men, a continuing challenge for states […]