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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

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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,...

65 is new 55, and vice versa

The civilian, prime-working-age population in the U.S. has barely budged over the past decade.The Wall Street Journal’s Lev Borodovsky, taking notice of this phenomenon,...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN the Providence metro area declined 0.9 percentage points to 4.3 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted, year-over-year basis. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro unemployment 4.3% in August

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.9 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent in August, according...
RHODE ISLAND UNEMPLOYMENT was the second highest in New England in August, but fell more percentage points than any other state in the region. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. August unemployment falls fastest in New England

PROVIDENCE - The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in August was the second-highest in New England but declined by a greater rate than any...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE Providence metro area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment rate drops most in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent, according to non-seasonally-adjusted labor...

For growth R.I. must add to labor force

Yes, there is a skills gap in today’s labor market. That is, there are many open positions that are not filled because the candidates...
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