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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent, just higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. joblessness falls to 3.9% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February fell to 3.9 percent, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 percent unemployment rate in January was the highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment highest in N.E. in Jan., despite 9.1% year-over-year drop

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4 percent in January, level with the national unemployment rate and the highest...
RHODE ISLAND's unemployment rate declined 0.7 percentage points year over year in October, the fastest of any state in New England. Despite this, the state's 3.8 percent unemployment rate remained the second highest in the region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Unemployment rate declines at fastest pace in N.E. in Oct., remains...

PROVIDENCE – The 0.7 percentage point year-over-year decline in Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was the largest among New England states, falling to...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year and 0.1 percentage points month to month in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Has your company added employees in the last three-and-a-half years?

Since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo took office in January 2015, the unemployment rate in Rhode Island has gone from 6.6 percent to 4 percent...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 PERCENT unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, while its 0.4 percentage-point unemployment rate decline year over year was the region's largest unemployment rate drop. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. has 2nd-highest N.E. joblessness in Aug., but largest Y/Y decline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted 4 percent unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut’s 4.3 percent, 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...
SOURCE: FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY

Economic progress, backsliding and confusion coexist in R.I.

While the numbers don’t lie, it would seem they often don’t tell a very clear story, either. So it is with a snapshot of...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE held steady at 4.5 percent for the third consecutive month according to a Thursday R.I. Department of Labor and Training release. / COURTESY RIDLT

No budge in R.I. unemployment rate

PROVIDENCE – For a third consecutive month in February, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 4.5 percent, per a report released by...
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...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT ROSE BY 61,000 jobs year over year, including work such as is happening here, where workers finish construction on the gaming floor of the Resorts World Catskills casino, hotel and entertainment complex, operated by Empire Resorts Inc. in Monticello, N.Y., in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. added 313,000 jobs in February; wage gains slow to 2.6%

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers added the most workers since mid-2016 as labor-force participation swelled, while below-forecast wages and a downward revision to January’s figure suggest...
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