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BLS: R.I. had second-highest May unemployment in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest May unemployment rate in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to new numbers released by the Bureau...
EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION COSTS per hour worked in New England increased 4.7 percent year over year in March to $41.98. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

N.E. employee compensation rises 4.7% in March

PROVIDENCE – Employer costs per hour worked in New England averaged $41.98 per employee in March, increasing 4.7 percent year over year from $40.10,...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4 percent in April, level with the state unemployment rate. Nonfarm payrolls increased 8,800 jobs year over year in that time, including a 300-construction job uptick. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

BLS: Providence metro sees 4% April unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate was 4 percent in April, in line with the state unemployment rate at the time,...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGE in Providence County in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1,116, just above the national average.

BLS: Providence County weekly wage increases 3.2% in 2017 Q4

PROVIDENCE – Providence County’s average weekly wage in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1,116, a 3.2 percent increase year over year, according to...
RHODE ISLAND has the highest April unemployment in New England, tied with Connecticut at 4.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: R.I. tied with Conn. for highest April unemployment in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England at 4.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of...
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...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro area was 4.8 percent in March, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: Providence metro unemployment 4.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in March to 4.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted,...
RHODE ISLAND REPORTED a net job loss of 1,671 in Q3 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: R.I. nets job loss in 2017 Q3

PROVIDENCE – In Rhode Island, net employment decreased by 1,671 jobs in the third quarter of 2017, adding 24,892 gross jobs while reporting a...
THE NORTHEAST CPI rose at a 2 percent clip year over year in March, including a fuels and utilities increase of 6.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Northeast CPI rises 2% in March

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast Consumer Price Index increased 2 percent year over year in March, not seasonally adjusted, slower than the national United States...

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...
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