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EMPLOYMENT IN PROVIDENCE and Kent Counties increased 0.7 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, from the third quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Employment in Providence County increased 0.7% in 2018 Q3

PROVIDENCE - Employment in Providence County increased 0.7 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2018 to 290,300 jobs, according to the...
THE NORTHEAST CONSUMER Price Index increased 1.5 percent year over year in January, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Northeast CPI increases 1.5% in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast Consumer Price Index increased a nonseasonally adjusted 1.5 percent year over year in January, just under the rate of the...
THE TOTAL COMPENSATION employment cost index increased 2.3 percent in 2018 in the Boston-Worcester, Mass.-Providence consolidated statistical area. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: Boston-Worcester-Providence compensation costs up 2.3% in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Nonseasonally adjusted total compensation costs in the Boston-Worcester, Mass.-Providence consolidated statistical area increased 2.3 percent year over year in December, according to...
THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over...
PROVIDENCE COUNTY had the highest average weekly wage in Rhode Island at $1,033 in the second quarter of 2018. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: Providence County reports highest weekly wage in R.I. in Q2...

PROVIDENCE – Weekly wages in Rhode Island in the second quarter of 2018 totaled $998, $57 less than the national average weekly wage of...

Are N.E. unemployment rates too low?

The end of the Great Recession has been followed by a slow but steady economic expansion that led to a significant drop in unemployment...
RHODE ISLAND had the highest union membership as a percentage of the total number of employed in New England in 2018. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: R.I. had highest union rate in N.E. in 2018

PROVIDENCE – In 2018, 17.4 percent of Rhode Island workers were members of a union, or 83,000 workers, a year-over-year increase of 5,000 union...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE declined 0.4 percentage points to 3.8 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: R.I. unemployment rate highest in N.E. in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 3.8 percent nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was the highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor...
THE NORTHEAST CPI rose 1.7 percent year over year in December. Among the products that saw significant increases was piped utility gas, which rose in price 4.7 percent over the year. By comparison, motor fuel in the Northeast declined 0.5 percent in price over the year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY

Dec. Northeast CPI rise below U.S., despite gain in energy, piped...

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 1.7 percent year over year in December, compared with 1.9 percent in the average...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN the Providence metro area, not seasonally adjusted, was 3.6 percent in November, 0.1 percentage points higher than the U.S. national average of 3.5 percent. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.6% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, in November,...
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