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RHODE ISLAND unemployment in March was the second highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment second highest in New England in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment declined to 3.8% in March, while the number of employed Rhode Islanders, the unemployed and the civilian...
UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINED to 3.8% in March due to a decline in the number of unemployed in the state and a decrease in the labor force offset by a decline in jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down in March, along with jobs

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 3.8% in March, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year and level with the...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro area declined 0.8 percentage points year over year to 4.3 percent in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment rate 4.3% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in February was 4.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.8 percentage-point decline year...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT rate in February was the highest in New England, and a tenth of a percentage point higher than the national average. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Despite decline, R.I. has highest unemployment rate in region in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in New England in February at 3.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent, just higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. joblessness falls to 3.9% in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February fell to 3.9 percent, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.8 percent in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 4.8% in Jan.

PROVIENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.8 percent in January, a 0.5 percentage-point decline year over year, according to the...
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 percent unemployment rate in January was the highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

R.I. unemployment highest in N.E. in Jan., despite 9.1% year-over-year drop

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4 percent in January, level with the national unemployment rate and the highest...
THE AVERAGE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in Rhode Island declined 0.3 percentage points year over year in 2018 to 4.1 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY

Avg. unemployment rate in R.I. was 4.1% in 2018

PROVIDENCE – The average unemployment rate for 2018 in Rhode Island was 4.1 percent, a 0.3 percentage point decline from 2017, according to the...

One-size layoff doesn’t fit all

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THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over...
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