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Unemployment rate in Providence metro rises to 3.2% in November

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 3.2% in November. That's up from 2.8% in October and from 3.1%...

U.S. consumer confidence declines again in May 

Consumer confidence fell in May as Americans became more pessimistic about the labor market, on top of elevated anxiety over inflation.  The Conference Board reported...

R.I. unemployment rate 3rd-highest in New England in 2021

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in 2021 at 5.6%, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau...

R.I. still has 2nd-highest jobless rate in region despite sharp Y/Y...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continued to have the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in August at 5.8%, higher than the national rate of...
UNEMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area was 3.3% in September, level with the national unemployment rate. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.3% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The jobless rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in September was 3.3%, a 0.3 percentage-point decline year over year, the Bureau...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE fell to 3.6% in August, but it came in at the highest rate in New England along with Connecticut, according to statistics released Friday. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I., Conn. bring up rear for jobless rates in N.E.

WASHINGTON – While Rhode Island’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6% may have been one-tenth of a percentage point below the national rate...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE for Rhode Island stood at 3.6% in August, a decline from 3.9% a year earlier, but an increase of joblessness of one-tenth of a percentage point from July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Jobs grow as R.I. jobless rate falls from year ago

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate saw a month-over-month increase in August, rising to 3.6% after hitting 3.5% in July, according to...
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...
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