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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...

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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