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RHODE ISLAND 2017 UNEMPLOYMENT rate average declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.5 percent. / COURTESY BLS

BLS: R.I. avg. 2017 unemployment declines, employment-population ratio ticks up

PROVIDENCE – The average unemployment rate in Rhode Island in 2017 was 4.5 percent, a 0.7 percentage point decline from the state’s 2016 average...
RHODE ISLAND HAS SEEN significant growth in construction employment over the last 12 months, ranking No. 2 in the nation for percentage growth according to Associated General Contractors of America statistics released Friday. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

R.I. percentage growth for construction jobs second highest in U.S. in...

WASHINGTON – With 13.7 percent growth in construction jobs for the year ended Sept. 30, Rhode Island ranked second in the nation, beaten out...
RHODE ISLAND'S 1.1 percentage point decline in its unemployment rate from September 2016 to September 2017 was the third-largest among the states.

R.I. among national leaders in year-over-year jobless rate change

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island had the third-largest year-over-year decline in its unemployment rate in the nation (and the largest in New England) in September,...

R.I. has room for improving its occupation, pay mix

The idea didn’t start with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, but it certainly has become a more prominent part of the discussion these days.Bringing high-paying...
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