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Providence metro unemployment rate hits 18.2% in April

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in April was 18.2%, an increase from 3.3% one year prior,...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island in January was 3.4%. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

R.I. unemployment dips to 3.4%

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.4% in January, a decline from 3.7% one year prior, R.I. Department of Labor and...
U.S. EMPLOYERS added employers added 273,000 jobs in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE

U.S. added robust 273K jobs in Feb. before virus escalated

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hiring jumped in February as employers added 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined at the second-fastest pace in New England in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I.’s unemployment rate remains 2nd highest in N.E. in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The...
U.S. NONFARM payrolls increased 145,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

U.S. jobs trail forecasts; wages rise least since mid-2018

WASHINGTON – The United States labor market ended the year with less momentum, as payroll gains cooled by more than forecast and wages rose...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. still has second highest unemployment rate in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in July was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 20,000 in February after an upwardly revised 311,000 gain one month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. payroll gains plunge to 20,000 as wages top estimates

NEW YORK - United States hiring was the weakest in more than a year while wage gains were the fastest of the expansion and...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls increased by 304,000 in January, the most in almost a year, after a downwardly revised 222,000 gain the prior month. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. payrolls rise 304,000 while wage gains cool amid shutdown

NEW YORK - United States hiring in January topped all forecasts while wage gains cooled and the government shutdown pushed up the unemployment rate, signaling...
U.S. PAYROLLS increased by 312,000 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

U.S. payrolls rise 312K, wages accelerate in jobs blowout

NEW YORK - United States employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated and labor-force participation jumped, reflecting a robust...
PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment, not seasonally adjusted, declined 0.9 percentage points year over year to 3.1 percent in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.1% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.1 percent in October, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.9 percentage point decline year over...

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