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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year...
THE AVERAGE WEEKLY wage in Providence County was $1,145 in the first quarter, a 3.1 percent increase year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

BLS: Providence Co. employment grows 0.8% over year, while wages grow...

PROVIDENCE – All of the three local counties included in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 first-quarter employment and wage report released Wednesday...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in July at 4.1 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate in July was the second highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
501(C)(3) NONPROFITS employed an average of 68,348 workers in Rhode Island in 2016 at an annual average wage of $49,667 per worker. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Average pay at R.I. 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2016 was $49.7K

PROVIDENCE – There were 1,756 501(c)(3) nonprofits in Rhode Island in 2016, employing on average 68,348 people, and who were paid a combined $3.4...

Productivity in U.S. climbs 2.9%, fastest pace in 3 years

NEW YORK - Productivity gains in the United States accelerated by more than expected to the fastest pace since 2015 while labor costs fell, amid...
THE CONSUMER PRICE Index for the Northeast region of the U.S. increased 2.7 percent year over year in July, compared with a 2.9 percent increase in the average U.S. city. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Northeast CPI increases 2.7% in July

PROVIDENCE – The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast region increased 2.7 percent year over year in July, compared with 2.9 percent nationally, according...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest unemployment rate in the New England region in June. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

R.I. June unemployment rate 2nd highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England at 4.3 percent, ahead of only Connecticut at 4.4...
NORTHEAST CPI increased 2.6 percent year over year in June, 0.3 percentage points slower than the U.S. city average in that time. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENT LEWIN

Northeast CPI increases 2.6% over year through June

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast Consumer Price Index increased 2.6 percent year over year in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Thursday. The United...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in May to 3.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in May

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.9 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.2 percentage point decline...

BLS: R.I. had second-highest May unemployment in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest May unemployment rate in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to new numbers released by the Bureau...
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