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R.I. has second-highest April unemployment rate in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in April at 4.1%, which is above the national rate of 3.9%,...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE was ranked by Clever Real Estate as being the worst city to start a business out of 50 major U.S. cities the company analyzed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Clever Real Estate analysis ranks Providence as worst city to start...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's capital city may be nationally known for offering a high quality of life. But being a good place to start a...

R.I.’s 3.9% February unemployment rate second highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in February at 3.9%, same as the national rate, according to the...
HELP ON THE WAY? Nurses Leah Kosteva, foreground, and Mary O’Reilly prep a room at Rhode Island Hospital. The state has reentered the Nurse Licensure Compact, which would allow nurses to work in multiple states without obtaining a new nursing license in each of those states. Joining the compact may assist the recruitment of nurses to Rhode Island. 
COURTESY ­LIFESPAN CORP./WILLIAM MURPHY

R.I. reenters Nurse Licensure Compact to stave off potential hospital staff...

After seeing what the shortage of health care workers did to Rhode Island hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state decided to reenter the...

R.I. ties Mass., Vermont for second-highest unemployment rate in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied both Massachusetts and Vermont for the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in December at 3.2%, which is still...

McKee vows to raise incomes, shore up health care system, cut...

PROVIDENCE – Striking a note of optimism in the face of future deficits and the absence of unprecedented federal dollars in recent years, Gov....

Unemployment rate in Providence metro rises to 2.8% in October

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 2.8% in October, up from 2.4% in September but a decrease from...

R.I. unemployment rate third highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in October at 2.7% but remained below the national rate of 3.9%,...

R.I. Hospital launches campaign to end violence against health care workers

PROVIDENCE – On Sept. 8, Scott Amaral, a nurse at Rhode Island Hospital, was left in critical condition after being attacked by a patient. While...

Unemployment in Providence-Warwick area falls to 3.2% in August

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 3.2% in August, an increase from 2.6% one month ago but still...
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