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COMPENSATION COSTS for private industry employers in New England increased 1.7 percent year over year in June to $40.97 per hour. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Private employer compensation costs in N.E. up 1.7% Y/Y in...

PROVIDENCE – Employer costs per hour for compensation in the private sector in New England increased 68 cents year over year to $40.97, a...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 PERCENT unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, while its 0.4 percentage-point unemployment rate decline year over year was the region's largest unemployment rate drop. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. has 2nd-highest N.E. joblessness in Aug., but largest Y/Y decline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted 4 percent unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut’s 4.3 percent, according...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 2.7 percent year over year in August,, the same pace as the U.S. city average. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Northeast CPI up 2.7 percent in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region increased 2.7 percent in August year over year, driven by rises in the cost...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Providence County was $1,145 in the first quarter, a 3.1 percent increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

BLS: Providence Co. employment grows 0.8% over year, while wages grow...

PROVIDENCE – All of the three local counties included in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 first-quarter employment and wage report released Wednesday...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in July at 4.1 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate in July was the second highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
501(C)(3) NONPROFITS employed an average of 68,348 workers in Rhode Island in 2016 at an annual average wage of $49,667 per worker. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Average pay at R.I. 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2016 was $49.7K

PROVIDENCE – There were 1,756 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Rhode Island in 2016, employing on average 68,348 people, and who were paid a combined $3.4...

Productivity in U.S. climbs 2.9%, fastest pace in 3 years

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States accelerated by more than expected to the fastest pace since 2015 while labor costs fell, amid...
THE CONSUMER PRICE Index for the Northeast region of the U.S. increased 2.7 percent year over year in July, compared with a 2.9 percent increase in the average U.S. city. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Northeast CPI increases 2.7% in July

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast region increased 2.7 percent year over year in July, compared with 2.9 percent nationally, according...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest unemployment rate in the New England region in June. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

R.I. June unemployment rate 2nd highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England at 4.3 percent, ahead of only Connecticut at 4.4...
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