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R.I. has room for improving its occupation, pay mix

The idea didn’t start with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, but it certainly has become a more prominent part of the discussion these days. Bringing high-paying...

Where did all the restaurant workers go?

The 83-month-long streak of payroll employment gains appears to have been broken in September. The 33,000-job decline recently announced by the Bureau of Labor...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN RHODE ISLAND declined 1 percentage point, to 4.3 percent, year over year seasonally adjusted in August.

BLS: R.I. seasonally adjusted August unemployment falls fastest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in August declined 1 percentage point year over year to 4.3 percent, according to a Bureau of...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN the Providence metro area declined 0.9 percentage points to 4.3 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted, year-over-year basis. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro unemployment 4.3% in August

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.9 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent in August, according...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOB RECOVERY from the Great Recession was hindered largely by the performance of three sectors, most prominently education and health services, in which employment growth lagged in comparison to average national growth. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: R.I. recovery hindered by poor education and health services employment...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s employment growth has lagged behind the rest of the nation following the Great Recession and, according to the Bureau of Labor...
NEW ENGLAND INFLATION rose 1.6 percent year over year in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

N.E. CPI in August increases 1.6 percent

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index, not-seasonally adjusted, for items in New England rose 1.6 percent year over year in August, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 19 in the nation for average weekly wage for the first quarter of 2017. Massachusetts ranked No. 3 behind New York and the District of Colombia.

Report: R.I. ranks No. 19 in nation for Q1 average weekly...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation for average weekly wage in the first quarter of 2017, according to a U.S....
NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED nonfarm employment in Rhode Island rose 1.9 percent year over year in July. /COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: R.I. nonfarm payrolls increase 1.9 percent in July

PROVIDENCE- July nonfarm payrolls in Rhode Island increased by 9,400 employees year over year, a 1.9 percent increase to 501,800, according to a report...
MILLENIAL WOMEN MADE just under 89 cents on a man’s dollar in 2016, down from a high of 92 cents in 2011. / BLOOMBERG

Millennial women are losing ground in U.S. race for equal pay

NEW YORK - Women between 25 and 34 years old are slipping when it comes to pay equality with men, data from the Bureau...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 3 for year-over-year construction employment growth in July. / COURTESY THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

R.I. ranks 3rd in nation for yearly construction employment growth rate...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island construction employment saw the third-highest year-over-year growth in the nation in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and...

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