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RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate in May was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

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

PROVIDENCE – The 3.6% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in May was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to the...
EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION COSTS for employers in New England were $41.13 per hour in March, higher than both nationwide employer costs and Northeast employer costs for the month. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

N.E. hourly compensation costs in March were $41.13

PROVIDENCE – Private employer compensation costs were $41.13 per hour in New England in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this...

Northeast CPI increased 1.5% year over year

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region of the United States increased 1.5% year over year in May, slower than the...
THE NONSEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area in April was 3.1%. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment rate was 3.1% in April

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.1% in April, a 0.8 percentage point decline year over year,...
THE AVERAGE weekly wage in Providence County declined 0.3% year over year to $1,114 in the fourth quarter of 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence County average weekly wage declines 0.3% in 2018 Q4

PROVIDENCE - The average weekly wage in Providence County declined 0.3% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $1,114, according to...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in April was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

BLS: R.I. has second-highest unemployment in N.E. in April

PROVIDENCE – Despite being a hair over the national rate, the seasonally adjusted 3.7% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in April was the second-highest...
NORTHEAST CPI increased 1.7% year over year in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Northeast CPI increases 1.7% in April

PROVIDENCE – The consumer-price index in the Northeast region increased 1.7% year over year in April, nonseasonally adjusted, slower than the 2% United States...
TOTAL COMPENSATION costs for private industry workers in the Boston-Worcester-Providence consolidated statistical area increased 2,5% year over year not seasonally adjusted in March. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Boston-Worcester-Providence metro area sees 2.5% increase in worker compensation costs...

PROVIDENCE – Total compensation costs for private industry workers in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, Mass.-R.I.-N.H.-Conn., Consolidated Statistical Area increased a nonseasonally-adjusted 2.5% year over year in...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area in March was 3.8%, just below the national unemployment rate. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River was 3.8% in March, a 0.9 percentage-point decline year over year, according to...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
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