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THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 1.9% year over year in December, including a 5.9% increase in medical care costs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Northeast CPI increases 1.9% Y/Y in Dec., slower than nation

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index for the Northeast region increased 1.9% year over year, seasonally unadjusted, slower than the national rate of 2.3%,...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 3.1% in November, just lower than the Rhode Island rate of 3.2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro area unemployment rate ticks down to 3.1% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.6 percentage points year over year to 3.1% in November, according to...

Office Depot ranks R.I. top state for median income of self-employed...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked the No. 1 state where small-business owners make the most money in Office Depot’s recently released “Small Business...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate of 3.5% in November was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the second highest unemployment rate in New England, at 3.5% in November, seasonally adjusted, level with the national rate,...
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 9% year over year in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Northeast CPI increases 1.9% Y/Y in Nov., slower than national rise

PROVIDENCE –  The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 1.9% year over year in November, slower than the national average of 2.1%, the...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 2.9% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 2.9% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 2.9% in October, seasonally adjusted, a decline from 3.4% one year prior,...
THE AVERAGE weekly wage in Rhode Island increased 3.4% year over year to $1,034 in the second quarter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Avg. weekly wage in R.I. up 3.4% in Q2

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Rhode Island increased 3.4% year over year to $1,034 in the second quarter, according to a Bureau...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was tied for the highest in New England as well as with the national average in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England in October at 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, according to the...
NORTHEAST CPI increased 1.5% year over year, led by a 5,4% increase in medical care costs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Northeast CPI grows 1.5% Y/Y in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index for the Northeast region of the United States increased 1.5% year over year in October, slower than the...
U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. hiring resilient with 128,000 gain despite strike, census

WASHINGTON – United States hiring was unexpectedly resilient in October and prior months saw sharp upward revisions, offering hope that the labor market can...
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