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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO RECEIVED a 41 percent approval rating in Morning Consult's third quarter governor approval rankings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Should layoffs and furloughs of state workers be part of the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has so far resisted calls for layoffs of state employees amid the pandemic-induced economic crisis and has sought only limited...
NEW TASKS: Alexandria Kitsilis Cardoso, left, and Christine Kitsilis, co-owners of Angelo’s Palace Pizza in Cumberland, prepare food in the kitchen. Restaurant employees were cross-trained to become delivery drivers or cooks to keep them working when dining room sales dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. job market could take years to recover

Economists foresee a long, slow rebuilding period following the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the replacement of lost jobs in Rhode Island taking...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment rate in November was 6.8%, according the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence metro unemployment rate hits 6.8% in November

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 6.8% in November, a rise from 6.5% one month prior...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest unemployment rate in New England in November. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY

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

PROVIDENCE – The 7.3% Rhode Island unemployment rate in November was the second highest rate in New England, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate increased to 7.3% in November. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate ticks up to 7.3% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 7.3% in November, an increase from 7.1% one month prior and higher than the United...
THERE WERE 70,136 individuals collecting some form of unemployment benefit in Rhode Island last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

Weekly filings continue to climb for COVID-19 unemployment insurance and PUA

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings totaled 4,027 last week, an increase from 3,807 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

R.I. unemployment drop in Oct. second largest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-largest percentage point decline in its unemployment rate in the nation in October, dipping 3.5 percentage points, though...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined to 7% in October, but remained twice as high as it was one year prior. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. unemployment rate drops to 7% in October

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in October was 7%, down from 10.5% in September but still double what it was one...
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE filings in Rhode Island totaled 3,807 last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY

PUA weekly filings decline, but continuing claims remain high

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings totaled 3,807 last week, a decline from 4,100 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...

Certain policies can bolster happiness in a crisis

Losing one’s job undoubtedly makes someone less happy, a feeling tens of millions of people around the world are experiencing right now, even as...

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