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RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined to 16.3% in May as the state entered into Phase I of reopening. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment dips to 16.3% in May

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's May unemployment rate was 16.3%, a decline from a revised 18.1% in April but still much higher than the 3.6%...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 3.1% in November, just lower than the Rhode Island rate of 3.2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro area unemployment rate ticks down to 3.1% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.6 percentage points year over year to 3.1% in November, according to...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.5% in November. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment declines to 3.5% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.5% in November, a 0.5 percentage point decline year over year, the R.I. Department of...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 2.9% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 2.9% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 2.9% in October, seasonally adjusted, a decline from 3.4% one year prior,...
R.I. UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5%. The number of Rhode Island-based jobs increased in that time, but the number of employed Rhode Islanders declined. The labor force also shrank by 2,500 people year over year.

As R.I. unemployment declines and jobs grow, labor force shrinks

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.5% in July, according to the R.I. Department...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 3.4% in June, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment rate drops to 3.4% in June

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points to 3.4% in June, not seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau...
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...
UNEMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Unemployment in Providence metro falls 0.5 percentage points in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in both the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area and in Rhode Island declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.5 percent...

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...
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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