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THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate and the number of unemployed residents remained unchanged from October to November. Unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. Nov. unemployment rate remains level from Oct., down over year

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.8 percent – the same as October – according to the R.I. Department of...
PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, declined 0.9 percentage points year over year to 3.1 percent in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.1% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.1 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.9 percentage point decline year over...

Freelancing’s fitful rise in the jobs landscape

I recently checked into a hotel on the outskirts of Lexington, Ky. I wanted to have dinner downtown but I had already driven for...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.5 percentage points to 3.9 percent in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent in August on a non-seasonally...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year...
PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.8 percent in June, a 0.5 percentage point drop from 4.3 percent in June...

Job, economy growth in R.I. are good signs

Two recent economic reports would seem to indicate that Rhode Island is moving in a positive direction.The state’s monthly jobs report for June said...
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...
IT IS NOT CLEAR WHY, but despite rising employment and a growth in the labor force, wages in the United States are not climbing at the rate that many think it should. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Opinion: Emotions and economics explain stagnant wages

NEW YORK – The labor market appears to be quite strong, judging by June’s unemployment figures. The rate ticked up in June to 4...
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