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Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August climbed to 9.1 percent, an increase from 8.9 percent in July, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Jobless claims in the U.S. declined last week to the lowest level since April 2006 as work on computer systems in two states caused those employment agencies to report fewer applications. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in August, rising to 9.1 percent from 8.9 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
Rhode Island’s economy is improving, but progress is slow and the impact of the 2008 Great Recession is still felt. more
Despite “worrisome economic indicators,” Rhode Island’s economy is looking better now than during the four-year period between 2008 and 2012, according to the fall 2013 New England Economic Outlook report from the New England Economic Partnership. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remained the highest in New England in September and October, rising to a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
The Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator Index, released by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and Bryant University’s Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies on Friday, reported that Rhode Island’s economic growth gained momentum in the third quarter and will carry that momentum through the year’s end. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9 percent in November from 9.2 percent in October, and dropped a whole percentage point compared with last November’s figure of 10 percent, according to statistics released Thursday by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Island’s November unemployment rate of 9 percent remained the highest in New England and tied with Nevada for the highest unemployment rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com rose 1.1 percent in November to 124.8 from 123.5 in October. more
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