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THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was tied for the highest in New England as well as with the national average in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. tied for highest unemployment rate in N.E. in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England in October at 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOBLESS RATE fell to 3.6% in August, but it came in at the highest rate in New England along with Connecticut, according to statistics released Friday. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I., Conn. bring up rear for jobless rates in N.E.

WASHINGTON – While Rhode Island’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6% may have been one-tenth of a percentage point below the national rate...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 3.7% in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment falls to 3.7% in July

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7% in July, not seasonally adjusted, level with the Rhode Island unemployment...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in June, the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. unemployment was 2nd highest in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island of 3.6% in June was the second highest in New England, only ahead of...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate in May was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: R.I. unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The 3.6% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in May was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to the...
THE NONSEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area in April was 3.1%. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment rate was 3.1% in April

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.1% in April, a 0.8 percentage point decline year over year,...
RHODE ISLAND'S lack of personal income growth in 2018 made it an outlier in the United States. Is that a major problem? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

How concerned are you that Rhode Island was the only state...

The news was sobering if not downright depressing. But according to a Pew Charitable Trusts study, Rhode Island was the only state in the...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area in March was 3.8%, just below the national unemployment rate. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River was 3.8% in March, a 0.9 percentage-point decline year over year, according to...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent, just higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. joblessness falls to 3.9% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February fell to 3.9 percent, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 percent unemployment rate in January was the highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment highest in N.E. in Jan., despite 9.1% year-over-year drop

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4 percent in January, level with the national unemployment rate and the highest...

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