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THE AVERAGE weekly wage in Providence County declined 0.3% year over year to $1,114 in the fourth quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence County average weekly wage declines 0.3% in 2018 Q4

PROVIDENCE - The average weekly wage in Providence County declined 0.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $1,114, according to...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in April was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

BLS: R.I. has second-highest unemployment in N.E. in April

PROVIDENCE – Despite being a hair over the national rate, the seasonally adjusted 3.7% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in April was the second-highest...
NORTHEAST CPI increased 1.7% year over year in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Northeast CPI increases 1.7% in April

PROVIDENCE – The consumer-price index in the Northeast region increased 1.7% year over year in April, nonseasonally adjusted, slower than the 2% United States...
TOTAL COMPENSATION costs for private industry workers in the Boston-Worcester-Providence consolidated statistical area increased 2,5% year over year not seasonally adjusted in March. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Boston-Worcester-Providence metro area sees 2.5% increase in worker compensation costs...

PROVIDENCE – Total compensation costs for private industry workers in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, Mass.-R.I.-N.H.-Conn., Consolidated Statistical Area increased a nonseasonally-adjusted 2.5% year over year in...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area in March was 3.8%, just below the national unemployment rate. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River was 3.8% in March, a 0.9 percentage-point decline year over year, according to...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
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Resurgence in corporate business meetings keeps event planners, caterers busy

Sometimes overheard around the office water cooler: “Damn it, I have another meeting.”You can bet Issa Jouaneh doesn’t see it that way. He’s the...
CPI in the Northeast region increased 1.7% year over year in March, slower than the national increase of 1.9%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

Northeast region inflation hits 1.7% in March, slower than national increase

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast region consumer price index increased 1.7% year over year in March, not seasonally adjusted, slower inflation than the U.S. city...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro area declined 0.8 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment rate 4.3% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in February was 4.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.8 percentage-point decline year...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT rate in February was the highest in New England, and a tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Despite decline, R.I. has highest unemployment rate in region in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in New England in February at 3.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
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