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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year...
PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.8 percent in June, a 0.5 percentage point drop from 4.3 percent in June...
NORTHEAST CPI increased 2.6 percent year over year in June, 0.3 percentage points slower than the U.S. city average in that time. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Northeast CPI increases 2.6% over year through June

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast Consumer Price Index increased 2.6 percent year over year in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday. The United...
NORTHEAST CPI rose 2.1 percent in April year over year, largely driven by a rise in gasoline prices, piped utility gas prices and energy prices. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY

Northeast CPI rises 2.1% for year in April

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast United States increased 2.1 percent year over year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

Manufacturing jobs are still pretty good jobs

In November 2014, the ­average hourly pay of production and nonsupervisory workers in durable goods manufacturing fell behind that of their peers in the...
RHODE ISLAND HAD THE highest unemployment rate in New England in January, along with Connecticut.

R.I., Conn. have highest jobless rates in N.E. in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – At 4.5 percent, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in Rhode Island and Connecticut in January were the two worst performers in the...
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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