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U.S. applications for jobless benefits fall as labor market continues to...

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week as layoffs remained historically low despite the Federal Reserve's efforts to loosen the...
RHODE ISLAND'S economy showed signs of expansion in March, according to niversity of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard Lardaro economic index, but it was slower than a month earlier. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lardaro: Expansion of R.I. economy slowed in March

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy sputtered a bit in March after showing signs of gaining momentum in February, University of Rhode Island economist and...

U.S. employers scaled back hiring in April but still added 175K...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's employers pulled back on their hiring in April, adding a modest 175,000 jobs in a sign that persistently high...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

Are you concerned that R.I.’s unemployment rate has risen for six...

For the sixth consecutive month, Rhode Island's unemployment rate increased in March to 4%. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy growing again

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s growing economy began its breakout in February after being stuck in first gear most of last year, University of Rhode...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises to 3.9% in February

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in February was 3.9%, three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...
RHODE ISLAND’S economy did not experience a "statistical recession" in 2023 as originally thought, according to University of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard Lardaro.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lardaro: R.I. did not experience a ‘statistical recession’ in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy did not experience a "statistical recession" last year as originally believed, University of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard...

U.S. employers add a surprisingly strong 216K jobs in December

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's employers added a robust 216,000 jobs last month, the latest sign that the American job market remains resilient even in the...

U.S. job openings fell slightly in November but remain high by...

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers posted 8.8 million job openings in November, down slightly from October and the fewest since March 2021. But demand...

Lardaro: Disappointing October keeps R.I. in ‘statistical recession’

PROVIDENCE – After a disappointing October, Rhode Island remains in a “statistical recession,” University of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard Lardaro said in...
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