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PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment declined to 3.2% in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment ticks down to 3.2% in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.2% in December, the Bureau...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined at the second-fastest pace in New England in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I.’s unemployment rate remains 2nd highest in N.E. in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The...
UNION MEMBERSHIP in Rhode Island in 2019 reflected 17.4% of all workers, the highest rate in New England. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. had 4th highest share of workers represented by unions in...

PROVIDENCE – The share of workers represented by unions in Rhode Island was 19% in 2019, a 0.5 percentage point increase year over year,...
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...

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