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U.S. inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation in the United States cooled in June for a third straight month, a sign that the worst price spike in...

U.S. employers added a solid 206K jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers delivered another healthy month of hiring in June, adding 206,000 jobs and once again displaying the U.S. economy's ability...

Consumer confidence in U.S. falls in June as Americans fret about...

American consumers lost some confidence in June as expectations over the near-term future fell again.  The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that...

R.I. monthly unemployment rises to 4.3% in May

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in May was 4.3%, two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the previous month, the R.I. Department...

Lardaro: State’s economy gained momentum in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s economy gained momentum in April, suggesting the potential to break beyond “first gear,” University of Rhode Island economist and professor...

U.S. employers added a robust 272K jobs in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers added a vigorous 272,000 jobs in May, accelerating from April and a sign that companies are still confident enough...

R.I. unemployment rate remains at 4.1% in April

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in April was 4.1%, same as March, ending a streak that saw six months of consecutive increases,...

U.S. consumer sentiment drops to 6-month low on inflation, unemployment fears 

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumer sentiment fell sharply in May to the lowest level in six months as Americans cited stubbornly high inflation and...

Strong job growth powers R.I. economy in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Job growth helped power the state’s economy in the first quarter of 2024, the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the Center...
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

R.I. unemployment rises again, to 4% in March

CRANSTON – March's 4% state unemployment rate marks the sixth consecutive monthly increase. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...
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