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U.S. added 428,000 jobs in April despite surging inflation 

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers added 428,000 jobs in April, extending a streak of solid hiring that has defied punishing inflation, chronic supply shortages,...

R.I. March jobless rate 3rd-lowest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-lowest unemployment rate in New England in March at 3.4%, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau...

R.I. unemployment rate 3rd highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in January at 4.2% but also was tied for the biggest monthly...

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise for the first time in a...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight weeks of declines. Jobless claims rose by 23,000 to 248,000 for...

R.I.’s December unemployment rate the highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate of 8.1% in December remained above the national unemployment rate of 6.7%, and was highest in New...

Lardaro: R.I. economy sinks in October after 4 stable months

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he didn't think Rhode Island's economy could possibly get worse – until it did. "Rhode...
RHODE ISLAND'S 12.8% unemployment rate in August was second highest in the nation, second to Nevada's 13.2% rate. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

R.I.’s Aug. unemployment rate 2nd-highest in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said of Friday. The state’s...

Economics behind boom in fireworks

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks close to the Fourth...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment rate rose to 4.9% in mid-March, prior to the shutdown on nonessential businesses in the area due to COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Before COVID-19 shutdown, Providence metro unemployment rate rises to 4.9% in...

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area increased 0.9 percentage points year over year to 4.9% in March, ...

Just how high will unemployment go?

The U.S. unemployment rate climbed from a half-century low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March – and is expected to go a lot higher. But...

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