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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 SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate in Rhode Island declined from an adjusted rate of 4.4 percent in January 2018 to 4 percent in January 2019. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment dips in Jan., employment up 2.4K on year

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 4 percent in January, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND has the highest April unemployment in New England, tied with Connecticut at 4.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: R.I. tied with Conn. for highest April unemployment in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England at 4.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of...
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,...
RHODE ISLAND HAD THE highest unemployment rate in New England in January, along with Connecticut.

R.I. had 2nd highest unemployment in N.E. in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second highest November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN RHODE ISLAND declined 1 percentage point, to 4.3 percent, year over year seasonally adjusted in August.

BLS: R.I. seasonally adjusted August unemployment falls fastest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in August declined 1 percentage point year over year to 4.3 percent, according to a Bureau of...
RHODE ISLAND'S JULY UNEMPLOYMENT rate decline of 1.1 percentage points year over year was a larger rate decline than any other New England state. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. July unemployment fell faster than any other New England state

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ‘s seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased the fourth-most percentage points in the nation year over year, according to a Friday release...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE Providence metro area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment rate drops most in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area decreased 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent, according to non-seasonally-adjusted labor...
JOBLESS RATES were lower in March than a year earlier in 18 states and stable in 32 states and the District of Columbia, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

R.I. posts fourth largest unemployment rate decrease in March

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island recorded the fourth-largest year-over-year decrease in its unemployment rate among the 50 states in March, dropping 1.1 percentage points to 4.3...
RHODE ISLAND had the highest unemployment rate in New England last year at 5.3 percent, which was higher than the overall New England rate of 4.1 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. /COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I.’s unemployment rate highest in New England in 2016

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in New England last year at 5.3 percent, which was higher than the overall New...

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