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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...
A WORKER COUNTS stocks of sheet aluminum rolls. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC

R.I. labor force grows in May as unemployed total drops as...

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in Rhode Island declined 1.7 percentage points year over year in May from 5.3 percent to 3.6 percent on a non-seasonally...
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

With labor force growth comes job growth, too

For a number of years, observers of the region’s ­economies have noted Rhode Island’s poorly performing labor force.Following the Great Recession, the number of...
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