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THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island was tied for the highest in New England in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. tied for highest unemployment rate in N.E. in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in September was 3.6%, tied for the highest rate in New England, according to the Bureau...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER

Average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., increases 4.2% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., was $999 in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.2% increase year over year,...
THE NORTHEAST CONSUMER price index increased 1.4% year over year in September, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

Northeast CPI increases 1.4% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region increased 1.4% year over year in September, not seasonally adjusted, slower than the 1.7%...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area, seasonally unadjusted, declined to 3.8% in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment declines in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year to 3.8% in August, seasonally unadjusted,...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE fell to 3.6% in August, but it came in at the highest rate in New England along with Connecticut, according to statistics released Friday. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I., Conn. bring up rear for jobless rates in N.E.

WASHINGTON – While Rhode Island’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6% may have been one-tenth of a percentage point below the national rate...
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 1.5% year over year, led by a 4.6% increase in medical care CPI. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Northeast CPI rises 1.5%, slower than national rate

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index for the Northeast region of the United States increased 1.5% year over year, slower than the nation inflation...

Study: Wage growth weak for a tight labor market

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment rates in the economic recovery of recent years are similar to those the nation saw in the late 1990s recovery, but...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 3.7% in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment falls to 3.7% in July

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7% in July, not seasonally adjusted, level with the Rhode Island unemployment...
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

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

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Rhode Island increased 1.8% year over year through the end of the first quarter of 2019 to...
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...
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