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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the providence metro are was 13.5% in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence metro unemployment ticks down to 13.5% in June

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate in June dipped to 13.5%, not seasonally adjusted, from 16.7% the previous month, the Bureau...

R.I. June unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 12.4% unemployment rate in June was the second highest in New England, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday....

Northeast CPI increases 0.8% over year in June

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast increased 0.8% year over year, faster than the United States city average of 0.6%, the...

N.E. employer costs per employee second highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Employer costs in New England per employee were $40.89 per hour in March, second highest of any region in the United States,...
NEW ENGLAND employer costs per employee per hour were higher than both the U.S. average and the Northeast region average in March. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

N.E. employer costs per employee second highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Employer costs in New England per employee per hour were $40.89 in March, second highest of any region in the United States,...
RHODE ISLAND'S 16.3% unemployment rate in May was among the highest in New England. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate second highest in N.E. in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 16.3% unemployment rate in May was the second highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The...
THE NORTHEAST Consumer Price Index increased 0.6% year over year in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Northeast consumer price index rises Y/Y in May

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index increased by 0.6% year over year in May, faster than the national increase of 0.1%, the Bureau...

Study: Essential-worker pay gap in R.I. among highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Essential workers in Rhode Island earn 26% less than the average salary in the state, ranking as the No. 4 biggest difference...
RHODE ISLAND had the highest unemployment rate in new England in April at 17%. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. has highest unemployment rate in N.E. in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April of all New England states at 17%, the Bureau of Labor...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 0.8% year over year in April. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Northeast prices rise slower in April

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast increased 0.8% year over year, not seasonally adjusted, in April, faster than the United States...

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