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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro area was 4.8 percent in March, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: Providence metro unemployment 4.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in March to 4.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted,...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment ticks down, payrolls up in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year, not seasonally adjusted, to 5.3 percent in February,...
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Despite showing robust overall economic growth, many of the core measures of Rhode Island’s economic health lag U.S. growth in the first three years of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration. / Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Mixed messages through Raimondo’s term

Now in her fourth year as the state’s chief executive, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is looking at running for re-election. So it seems as...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area decreased from 5.6 percent in January 2017 to 5.3 percent in January. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro labor force ticks up in January

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area saw an upswing in labor force and a downswing of individuals in the unemployment line year over...
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...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area decreased 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro Nov. unemployment ticks down while labor force grows

PROVIDENCE - The civilian labor force in the Providence metropolitan area grew year over year in November while the unemployment rate ticked down, according...
IN OCTOBER IN THE PROVIDENCE metropolitan area, unemployment declined year over year, while nonfarm payrolls and the civilian labor force also increased.

Oct. unemployment in Providence metro falls as labor force grows marginally

PROVIDENCE – Employment on nonfarm payrolls in the Providence metropolitan area in October increased 0.5 percent year over year – not seasonally adjusted -...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE Providence metropolitan area declined 0.9 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent in September, not seasonally adjusted. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro unemployment declines in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted, in the Providence metropolitan area in September was 3.8 percent, a decline of 0.9 percentage points...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has named Daniel P. McConaghy chairman of the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education and William Foulkes chairman of the Council on Post-Secondary Education. / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Do you think Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is doing a good...

With nearly a year to go before the next election for governor, the contenders in the race are coming to the fore. Republicans House...
RHODE ISLAND'S 1.1 percentage point decline in its unemployment rate from September 2016 to September 2017 was the third-largest among the states.

R.I. among national leaders in year-over-year jobless rate change

WASHINGTON – Rhode Island had the third-largest year-over-year decline in its unemployment rate in the nation (and the largest in New England) in September,...
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