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U.S. NONFARM PAYROLL employment increased 266,000 in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 2.9% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 2.9% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 2.9% in October, seasonally adjusted, a decline from 3.4% one year prior,...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment rate 3.6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.6% in October, level with the national rate,...
UNTIED STATES jobless claims declined by 8,000 to 211,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims decrease more than estimated to 211K

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits declined more than expected to reach a four-week low, another sign that a resilient labor market...
UNEMPLOYMENT in the Providence metro area was 3.3% in September, level with the national unemployment rate. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.3% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The jobless rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in September was 3.3%, a 0.3 percentage-point decline year over year, the Bureau...

This looks like the start of a great time for labor...

The tight labor market in the U.S. is leading to a shift in the balance of power between labor and capital, giving more leverage...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island was tied for the highest in New England in September. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

R.I. tied for highest unemployment rate in N.E. in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in September was 3.6%, tied for the highest rate in New England, according to the Bureau...

Watch midsize cities fight inequality

The defining questions of our time might be, how is America going to reduce inequality and reform its dysfunctional political institutions?  At the national level,...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Rhode Island in September was 3.6%. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. jobless rate declines to 3.6% in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.6% in September, a 0.3 percentage point decrease year over year and reflecting...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area, seasonally unadjusted, declined to 3.8% in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment declines in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year to 3.8% in August, seasonally unadjusted,...
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