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The RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was fourth highest in the nation in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate fourth highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – The 10.5% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in September was fourth highest in the nation and the highest in New England, the...

R.I. monthly unemployment rate dips to 10.5%

CRANSTON – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 10.5% in September, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday. The...
Larry Girouard

Fragility of R.I. economy has been exposed

I love Rhode Island. I grew up here and expect to spend my final days here. It is all about memories. I remember Salty...

Providence metro unemployment rate hits 12.6% in August

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick Fall River metropolitan area was 12.6% in August, not seasonally adjusted, an increase from 3.7% one...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE filings in Rhode Island totaled 8,110 last week. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

PUA weekly filings in R.I. dip to 8.1K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings totaled 8,110 last week, a decline from 10,387 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

Five Questions With Nina Pande

Nina Pande | Executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future 1. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is partnering with the state on its new workforce-training...

U.S. jobless claims at 870,000 as fraud and backlogs cloud data

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking United States unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows...
RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate increased to 12.8% in August. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE

Rhode Island-based jobs tick up in August but unemployment rises to...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's unemployment rate swelled 1.5 percentage points from July to August to 12.8%, more than three times higher than the rate...

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage...

PUA weekly filings in R.I. rise by 13.4K

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment assistance filings in Rhode Island increased by 13,357 last week, to 277,406, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

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