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The state has handed out millions of dollars in incentives to...

Government incentives tied to job creation or real estate development are intended to keep businesses in Rhode Island, attract new employers and spur economic...

Sheku sentenced for UI funds theft

PROVIDENCE – A former senior employment interviewer with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on April 3 was sentenced to 21 months in federal...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING said Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in February. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. jobless rate falls again in Feb. to 4.5%, below national...

PROVIDENCE - Falling to a level not seen since May 2001, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in February, the R.I....
THE R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in January. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

DOT: R.I. jobless rate dips in January to 4.7%, lower than...

(Updated, 4:10 p.m.)</font size> PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate slipped to 5.5 percent in October, compared with September's 5.6 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. jobless rate drops slightly in October, down to 5.5%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in October, representing a 0.1 percentage point decline from both the prior...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 5.6 percent from July's 5.5 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate has slight uptick in August

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths...
THREE INDUSTRY SECTORS stood out for making year-over-year job gains in July - Accommodation & Food Services, Manufacturing, and Professional & Business Services - gaining 5,200 jobs in the 12-month period, even as the state as a whole added 5,000 jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. gains 5K jobs over year, highest state total since Aug....

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 in Rhode Island was 5.5 percent, unchanged from June 2016 and four-tenths of a percentage...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE fell to 5.5 percent in June from 6 percent in June 2015, but was slightly higher than May's jobless rate of 5.4 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

June unemployment rate creeps up from May, but reflects drop over...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 5.5 percent, an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from May, according...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT rate fell to 5.3 percent in April; a year ago, it was 6.3 percent, and in March, it was 5.4 percent, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate drops to 5.3% in April

PROVIDENCE – The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 1 percentage point year over year in April to 5.3 percent, a level not seen...
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