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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...
RHODE ISLAND's unemplyoment rate of 4.6% was the highest in New England in March. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

R.I. unemployment rate highest in region in March

PROVIDENCE – At the precipice of mass COVID-19-driven shutdowns in the state, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 4.6%, a 1 percentage point...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 1.7% year over year in MARCH. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Northeast CPI rises 1.7% Y/Y in March

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index for goods in the Northeast increased 1.7% year over year in March, faster than the national rate of...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest unemployment rate in New England in January./ AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in N.E. in Jan.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate of 3.4% in January was the second highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor...

R.I. has second-highest average unemployment rate in N.E. in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The average unemployment rate in 2019 for Rhode Island was 3.6%, a 0.4 percentage point decline year over year, the Bureau of...

R.I. average weekly wage increases 2.8% over year in Q3 2019

PROVIDENCE –The average weekly wage in Rhode Island was $991 in the third quarter, a 2.8% increase year over year, the Bureau of Labor...
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 2.3% year over year in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Northeast CPI up 2.3% over year in January

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index in the Northeast region of the United States increased 2.3% year over year in January, slower than the...
TOTAL COMPENSATION in the Boston-Worcester-Providence Census Statistical Area increased 3.7% in 2019. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Total compensation in region increases 3.5% in 2019

PROVIDENCE – Total compensation in the Boston-Worcester-Providence, Mass.-R.I.-N.H.-Conn., Census Statistical Area increased 3.5% year over year in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor...

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