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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...
COMPENSATION COSTS for private industry employers in New England were $40.80 per hour in December 2018 a 42-cent-per-hour increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

N.E. employer compensation costs highest in nation at end of 2018

PROVIDENCE – Compensation costs per hour worked for private employers in New England was $40.80 in December, compared with $40.38 one year prior, according...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.8 percent in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 4.8% in Jan.

PROVIENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.8 percent in January, a 0.5 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
THE NORTHEAST CPI, nonseasonally adjusted, increased 1.3 percent year over year in February, slower than the U.S. city average CPI increase of 1.5 percent in that time. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Northeast CPI increases 1.3%, slower than U.S. city average

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted Northeast Consumer Price Index increased 1.3 percent year over year in February, 0.2 percentage points lower than the average...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 percent unemployment rate in January was the highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment highest in N.E. in Jan., despite 9.1% year-over-year drop

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4 percent in January, level with the national unemployment rate and the highest...
THE AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.3 percentage points year over year in 2018 to 4.1 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Avg. unemployment rate in R.I. was 4.1% in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The average unemployment rate for 2018 in Rhode Island was 4.1 percent, a 0.3 percentage point decline from 2017, according to the...
EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE and Kent Counties increased 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Employment in Providence County increased 0.7% in 2018 Q3

PROVIDENCE - Employment in Providence County increased 0.7 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2018 to 290,300 jobs, according to the...
THE NORTHEAST CONSUMER Price Index increased 1.5 percent year over year in January, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Northeast CPI increases 1.5% in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast Consumer Price Index increased a nonseasonally adjusted 1.5 percent year over year in January, just under the rate of the...
THE TOTAL COMPENSATION employment cost index increased 2.3 percent in 2018 in the Boston-Worcester, Mass.-Providence consolidated statistical area. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: Boston-Worcester-Providence compensation costs up 2.3% in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Nonseasonally adjusted total compensation costs in the Boston-Worcester, Mass.-Providence consolidated statistical area increased 2.3 percent year over year in December, according to...
THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over...
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