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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...
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,...

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