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NEW ENGLAND INFLATION rose 1.6 percent year over year in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

N.E. CPI in August increases 1.6 percent

PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index, not-seasonally adjusted, for items in New England rose 1.6 percent year over year in August, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 19 in the nation for average weekly wage for the first quarter of 2017. Massachusetts ranked No. 3 behind New York and the District of Colombia.

Report: R.I. ranks No. 19 in nation for Q1 average weekly...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 19 in the nation for average weekly wage in the first quarter of 2017, according to a U.S....
NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED nonfarm employment in Rhode Island rose 1.9 percent year over year in July. /COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: R.I. nonfarm payrolls increase 1.9 percent in July

PROVIDENCE- July nonfarm payrolls in Rhode Island increased by 9,400 employees year over year, a 1.9 percent increase to 501,800, according to a report...
MILLENIAL WOMEN MADE just under 89 cents on a man’s dollar in 2016, down from a high of 92 cents in 2011. / BLOOMBERG

Millennial women are losing ground in U.S. race for equal pay

NEW YORK - Women between 25 and 34 years old are slipping when it comes to pay equality with men, data from the Bureau...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED NO. 3 for year-over-year construction employment growth in July. / COURTESY THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

R.I. ranks 3rd in nation for yearly construction employment growth rate...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island construction employment saw the third-highest year-over-year growth in the nation in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and...
RHODE ISLAND'S JULY UNEMPLOYMENT rate decline of 1.1 percentage points year over year was a larger rate decline than any other New England state. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. July unemployment fell faster than any other New England state

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ‘s seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased the fourth-most percentage points in the nation year over year, according to a Friday release...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE Providence metro area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment rate drops most in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent, according to non-seasonally-adjusted labor...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED no. 4 in WalletHub's Worst State's to Start a Business rankings./ COURTESY WALLETHUB

WalletHub: R.I. ranks 4th worst place to start a business in...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 4 on a list of the worst states in the United States to start a business, according to...
A WORKER COUNTS stocks of sheet aluminum rolls. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC

R.I. labor force grows in May as unemployed total drops as...

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in Rhode Island declined 1.7 percentage points year over year in May from 5.3 percent to 3.6 percent on a non-seasonally...

BLS: Average hourly wage for Prov. metro 3% above national average

In May 2016, workers in the Providence-Warwick Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average hourly wage of $24.57, roughly 3 percent higher than the national...
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