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R.I. UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5%. The number of Rhode Island-based jobs increased in that time, but the number of employed Rhode Islanders declined. The labor force also shrank by 2,500 people year over year.

As R.I. unemployment declines and jobs grow, labor force shrinks

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5% in July, according to the R.I. Department...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

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

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island of 3.6% in June was the second highest in New England, only ahead of...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year in June to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment lowers to 3.6% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment for Rhode Islanders declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, according to the R.I. Department of Labor...
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...
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 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...
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