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R.I. still has 2nd-highest jobless rate in region despite sharp Y/Y...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continued to have the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in August at 5.8%, higher than the national rate of...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was 5.8% in August, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from July, but a decline from 12.6% in August 2020. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

R.I. unemployment rate edges upward in August

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's economic recovery appears to have stagnated in August. The state unemployment rate was 5.8% in August, an increase from 5.7% in...

Jobless Americans will have few options as benefits expire

NEW YORK (AP) – Millions of jobless Americans lost their unemployment benefits on Monday, leaving only a handful of economic support programs for those...
LOSING BENEFITS:
An estimated 45,000 Rhode Islanders are losing federal unemployment benefits ending this month.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

End of federal payments leaves thousands in need of jobs

The state in May resisted calls from some business groups to end supplemental federal unemployment benefits months early to help fill thousands of job...

R.I. has 2nd-highest unemployment rate in N.E. in July

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England at 5.8% in July, according to data released by the Bureau of...

R.I. unemployment rate ticks down to 5.8% in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate in July was 5.8%, a slight decline from 5.9% one month prior and a drop from 14%...
MORE THAN 40,000 Rhode Islanders are set to lose unemployment benefits on Sept. 4 as several COVID-19-related federal programs expire. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

DLT: Over 40K to lose benefits in R.I. as federal unemployment...

PROVIDENCE – Over 40,000 individuals in Rhode Island are set to have their unemployment benefits expire on Sept. 4, as several COVID-19-related federal unemployment...

R.I. continuing unemployment claims increase by nearly 700 last week

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island increased by 693, to 59,520 last week, the R.I. Department...

R.I. has 2nd-highest unemployment rate in N.E. in June

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in June at 5.9%, having fallen from 6% in May, according to...

R.I. unemployment rate remains nearly level in June at 5.9%

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s monthly unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points in June, to 5.9%, level with the United States unemployment rate that increased...

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