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Manufacturing jobs are still pretty good jobs

In November 2014, the ­average hourly pay of production and nonsupervisory workers in durable goods manufacturing fell behind that of their peers in the...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment ticks down, payrolls up in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year, not seasonally adjusted, to 5.3 percent in February,...
THE NORTHEAST reported the highest compensation costs per hour in private industry for December. The Northeast comprises the Middle Atlantic and New England regions. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: N.E. employer compensation costs total $40.48 per hour in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Private-industry employers in New England paid $40.48 per hour worked in combined wages, salary and benefits in December 2017, according to U.S....
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area decreased from 5.6 percent in January 2017 to 5.3 percent in January. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro labor force ticks up in January

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area saw an upswing in labor force and a downswing of individuals in the unemployment line year over...
RHODE ISLAND HAD THE highest unemployment rate in New England in January, along with Connecticut.

R.I., Conn. have highest jobless rates in N.E. in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – At 4.5 percent, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in Rhode Island and Connecticut in January were the two worst performers in the...
RHODE ISLAND 2017 UNEMPLOYMENT rate average declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.5 percent. / COURTESY BLS

BLS: R.I. avg. 2017 unemployment declines, employment-population ratio ticks up

PROVIDENCE – The average unemployment rate in Rhode Island in 2017 was 4.5 percent, a 0.7 percentage point decline from the state’s 2016 average...
THE NON-SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment ticked down in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.1 percent in December,...
THE RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT rate was the second highest in New England in December. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

BLS: R.I. Dec. unemployment rate 2nd highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate was the second highest in New England in December at 4.4 percent, according to Bureau of Labor...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area decreased 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro Nov. unemployment ticks down while labor force grows

PROVIDENCE - The civilian labor force in the Providence metropolitan area grew year over year in November while the unemployment rate ticked down, according...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast region rose 1.6 percent year over year in November, driven by rises in fuel, utilities, energy and gasoline.

BLS: Northeast CPI grows slower than national rate

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast area increased 1.6 percent year over year in November, slower than the national CPI increase,...
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