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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...
RHODE ISLAND'S JULY UNEMPLOYMENT rate decline of 1.1 percentage points year over year was a larger rate decline than any other New England state. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. July unemployment fell faster than any other New England state

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ‘s seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased the fourth-most percentage points in the nation year over year, according to a Friday release...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE Providence metro area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment rate drops most in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent, according to non-seasonally-adjusted labor...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED no. 4 in WalletHub's Worst State's to Start a Business rankings./ COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. ranks 4th worst place to start a business in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 4 on a list of the worst states in the United States to start a business, according to...
A WORKER COUNTS stocks of sheet aluminum rolls. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC

R.I. labor force grows in May as unemployed total drops as...

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in Rhode Island declined 1.7 percentage points year over year in May from 5.3 percent to 3.6 percent on a non-seasonally...

BLS: Average hourly wage for Prov. metro 3% above national average

In May 2016, workers in the Providence-Warwick Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average hourly wage of $24.57, roughly 3 percent higher than the national...
THE UNITED STATES JOB market added 138,000 jobs in May, 44,000 short of estimates.

Slower hiring, lower unemployment offer mixed U.S. labor signs

NEW YORK - The United States labor market gave mixed signals in May, with a decline in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low...
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

With labor force growth comes job growth, too

For a number of years, observers of the region’s ­economies have noted Rhode Island’s poorly performing labor force. Following the Great Recession, the number of...

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