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RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. still has second highest unemployment rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in July was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
NORTHEAST REGION CPI in July increased 1.7% year over year, not seasonally adjusted, 10 basis points slower than the U.S. city average CPI growth. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Northeast CPI increases 1.7% in July

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region increased 1.7% year over year in July, not seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S....
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 3.4% in June, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment rate drops to 3.4% in June

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points to 3.4% in June, not seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. unemployment was 2nd highest in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island of 3.6% in June was the second highest in New England, only ahead of...
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 1.6% year over year in June, not seasonally adjusted, matching U.S. inflation figures. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Northeast CPI increases 1.6% year over year in June, matches U.S....

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index increased 1.6% year over year in June, not seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
JOB OPENINGS in the Northeast increased 5.1% year over year to 1.3 million in May. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE FUENTES

Job openings in U.S. eased in May for a second month

WASHINGTON – United States job openings unexpectedly cooled in May for a second month, signaling a pause in demand for workers ahead of a...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment rate was 3.4% in May, level with the national rate. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence metro unemployment declines in May along with labor force

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.3 percentage points year over year to 3.4%, according to...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA had the No. 22 highest average tech salary in 2018 among the largest 100 metro areas in the United States, according to Business.org. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG

Average tech salary in the Providence metro was $90K in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The average technology sector salary in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in 2018 was $90,035, 67.6% higher than the average salary of...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate in May was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: R.I. unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The 3.6% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in May was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to the...
EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION COSTS for employers in New England were $41.13 per hour in March, higher than both nationwide employer costs and Northeast employer costs for the month. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

N.E. hourly compensation costs in March were $41.13

PROVIDENCE – Private employer compensation costs were $41.13 per hour in New England in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this...
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