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THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was tied for the highest in New England as well as with the national average in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. tied for highest unemployment rate in N.E. in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England in October at 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, according to the...
NORTHEAST CPI increased 1.5% year over year, led by a 5,4% increase in medical care costs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Northeast CPI grows 1.5% Y/Y in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index for the Northeast region of the United States increased 1.5% year over year in October, slower than the...
U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. hiring resilient with 128,000 gain despite strike, census

WASHINGTON – United States hiring was unexpectedly resilient in October and prior months saw sharp upward revisions, offering hope that the labor market can...
UNEMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area was 3.3% in September, level with the national unemployment rate. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.3% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The jobless rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in September was 3.3%, a 0.3 percentage-point decline year over year, the Bureau...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island was tied for the highest in New England in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. tied for highest unemployment rate in N.E. in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in September was 3.6%, tied for the highest rate in New England, according to the Bureau...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Bristol County, Mass., increased 4.2% year over year to $999 in the first quarter of 2019 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DANIEL ACKER

Average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., increases 4.2% in Q1

PROVIDENCE – The average weekly wage in Bristol County, Mass., was $999 in the first quarter of 2019, a 4.2% increase year over year,...
THE NORTHEAST CONSUMER price index increased 1.4% year over year in September, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

Northeast CPI increases 1.4% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region increased 1.4% year over year in September, not seasonally adjusted, slower than the 1.7%...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area, seasonally unadjusted, declined to 3.8% in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment declines in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year to 3.8% in August, seasonally unadjusted,...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE fell to 3.6% in August, but it came in at the highest rate in New England along with Connecticut, according to statistics released Friday. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I., Conn. bring up rear for jobless rates in N.E.

WASHINGTON – While Rhode Island’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6% may have been one-tenth of a percentage point below the national rate...
THE NORTHEAST consumer price index increased 1.5% year over year, led by a 4.6% increase in medical care CPI. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Northeast CPI rises 1.5%, slower than national rate

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index for the Northeast region of the United States increased 1.5% year over year, slower than the nation inflation...

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