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UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls rose 250,000 in October, beating estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. payrolls rise above-forecast 250,000 as wage gains hit 3.1%

NEW YORK - United States hiring rebounded by more than forecast in October, annual wage gains topped 3 percent for the first time since 2009...
UNITED STATES unemployment in September was 3.7 percent. Meanwhile, hiring cooled and wage gains eased slightly. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. payrolls and wages cool while jobless rate hits 48-year low

NEW YORK - United States hiring cooled in September by more than forecast, wage gains eased slightly and the jobless rate fell to a 48-year...
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...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls rose 201,000 in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. payrolls rise 201K while wage gains accelerate to 2.9%

NEW YORK - United States job gains rebounded by more than forecast in August and wages unexpectedly registered their biggest advance of the expansion,...
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...
U.S. LABOR MARKET payrolls rose 213,000 month to month in June and 2.4 million year over year. / BLOOMBERG

U.S. payrolls rise 213,000; Wage gains slow, unemployment up

NEW YORK - United States hiring topped forecasts in June while unemployment rose from an 18-year low and wage gains unexpectedly slowed, indicating the labor...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in May to 3.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in May

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.9 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.2 percentage point decline...

BLS: R.I. had second-highest May unemployment in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest May unemployment rate in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to new numbers released by the Bureau...
AFTER TWO MONTHS at 4.5 percent, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent per R.I. Department of Labor and Training data. / COURTESY R.I. DLT

Unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent, first decline in 2 months

PROVIDENCE – Breaking a two-month streak at 4.5 percent, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 in May, according...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4 percent in April, level with the state unemployment rate. Nonfarm payrolls increased 8,800 jobs year over year in that time, including a 300-construction job uptick. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

BLS: Providence metro sees 4% April unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate was 4 percent in April, in line with the state unemployment rate at the time,...
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