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THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined at the second-fastest pace in New England in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I.’s unemployment rate remains 2nd highest in N.E. in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island in September was 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. jobless rate declines to 3.6% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6% in September, a 0.3 percentage point decrease year over year and reflecting...
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...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. still has second highest unemployment rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in July was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
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...
WHILE THE LOW JOBLESS RATE has grabbed headlines, a more clear look at the state of the economy gives a lot of reasons to doubt how well it is doing. / GETTY IMAGES/DREW ANGERER

Opinion: The myth of the tight U.S. labor market

NEW YORK – As the U.S. election cycle gets underway, expect much debate over just how strong the economy really is after becoming 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,...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINED to 3.8% in March due to a decline in the number of unemployed in the state and a decrease in the labor force offset by a decline in jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down in March, along with jobs

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.8% in March, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year and level with the...

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