BLS: Avg. weekly wage in R.I. increases 1.8% Y/Y in Q1

THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Rhode Island increased 1.8% year over year through the end of the first quarter, the slowest rate in New England. Employment in the state increased 0.8% in that time, the third-lowest rate in the region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Rhode Island increased 1.8% year over year through the end of the first quarter, the slowest rate in New England. Employment in the state increased 0.8% in that time, the third-lowest rate in the region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER
PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Rhode Island increased 1.8% year over year through the end of the first quarter of 2019 to $1,104, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. Rhode Island’s wage growth was the slowest in New England and a full percentage point behind the increase in the average…

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