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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area increased 4 percent year over year in February to 21,100 jobs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence metro construction employment grows 4% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 4 percent year over year in February, an 800-worker increase to 21,100 workers,...
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,...
LAGGING THE HIGH ACHIEVERS: Rhode Island is not among the top 10 states for the portion of millennials, age 25-34 who have a college degree, according to the Brookings Institution, although at No. 14, the state ranked better than the Providence metro area, which placed at No. 49 among the top 100 metros in the nation.

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The Raimondo administration has made a point of trying to upgrade the educational attainment of the state’s college-age students, the better to take part...
MORTGAGE DELINQUENCY DECLINED in much of the country in November, including in Rhode Island and the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area. / COURTESY CORELOGIC

CoreLogic: Providence-Warwick mortgage delinquency down in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of mortgages delinquent for more than 30 days in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.7 percentage points year over...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan area ranked No. 49 in among the largest 100 metro areas in the nation for the percentage of older millennials, ages 25 to 34, who are college graduates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 49 for older millennial college graduates

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 49 among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation for percentage of millennials age 25-34,...
PROVIDENCE RANKED NO. 3 for cities with the highest income inequality in a study of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and the most-populous cities in those areas. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Report: Providence ranks poorly for income inequality

PROVIDENCE – In 2016, Providence ranked No. 3 for highest income inequality among the most populous cities in the largest 100 metropolitan areas in...
THE NON-SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment ticked down in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.1 percent in December,...
MORTGAGE DELINQUENCIES in the Providence metro area were 5.5 percent in October, a 0.7 percentage point decline from October 2016. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID CALVERT

Mortgage delinquencies in Providence metro continue decline in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Mortgage delinquencies in the Providence metropolitan area declined 0.7 percentage points to 5.5 percent in October, according to a CoreLogic report issued...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area decreased 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro Nov. unemployment ticks down while labor force grows

PROVIDENCE - The civilian labor force in the Providence metropolitan area grew year over year in November while the unemployment rate ticked down, according...
THE PROVIDENCE-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 336 metropolitan areas with unemployment rates lower in March than they were in March 2016.

Providence metro’s unemployment rate falls to 4.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was among 336 metropolitan areas with unemployment rates lower in March than they were in March 2016,...
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