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PRIVATE-EMPLOYER compensation costs were $41.76 per hour in New England, higher than the Northeast cost of $40.58 per hour. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Hourly compensation costs in N.E. decline slightly over year in September

PROVIDENCE – Private-employer costs per employee hour in New England totaled $41.76  in September 2020, a decline of 7 cents year over year, he...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest unemployment rate in New England in November. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY

R.I. has 2nd highest N.E. unemployment rate in November

PROVIDENCE – The 7.3% Rhode Island unemployment rate in November was the second highest rate in New England, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics...

R.I. unemployment drop in Oct. second largest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-largest percentage point decline in its unemployment rate in the nation in October, dipping 3.5 percentage points, though...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 1.1% year over year in October. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Northeast prices increase 1.1% over year in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region increased 1.1% year over year, just slower than the national rise of 1.2%, according...

Fidelity: Pandemic forces women out of the workforce while bolstering financial...

PROVIDENCE – Women have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the hits are expected to keep coming, according to new research by...
The RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was fourth highest in the nation in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate fourth highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – The 10.5% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in September was fourth highest in the nation and the highest in New England, the...

CPI rises 1.4% Y/Y in Northeast; slower than nation

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in September for the Northeast increased 1.2% year over year, slower than the increase of 1.4% nationally, the...

Providence metro unemployment rate hits 12.6% in August

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick Fall River metropolitan area was 12.6% in August, not seasonally adjusted, an increase from 3.7% one...
RHODE ISLAND'S 12.8% unemployment rate in August was second highest in the nation, second to Nevada's 13.2% rate. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

R.I.’s Aug. unemployment rate 2nd-highest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said of Friday. The state’s...

Northeast CPI rises 1.1% Y/Y in August

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the nation's Northeast region increased 1.1% year over year in August, slightly slower than the U.S. rise...

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