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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...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE declined 0.4 percentage points to 3.8 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 3.8 percent nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was the highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent in November. Rhode Island had the fastest rate of decline in the New England region in that time but remained with the second-highest unemployment rate in the region. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

R.I. unemployment rate second highest in N.E. despite fastest decline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s unemployment rate declined 0.7 percentage points year over year in November, the largest percentage-point decline in New England, to 3.8...
RHODE ISLAND's unemployment rate declined 0.7 percentage points year over year in October, the fastest of any state in New England. Despite this, the state's 3.8 percent unemployment rate remained the second highest in the region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Unemployment rate declines at fastest pace in N.E. in Oct., remains...

PROVIDENCE – The 0.7 percentage point year-over-year decline in Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was the largest among New England states, falling to...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year and 0.1 percentage points month to month in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Has your company added employees in the last three-and-a-half years?

Since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo took office in January 2015, the unemployment rate in Rhode Island has gone from 6.6 percent to 4 percent...

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