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RHODE ISLAND'S 4 PERCENT unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, while its 0.4 percentage-point unemployment rate decline year over year was the region's largest unemployment rate drop. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I. has 2nd-highest N.E. joblessness in Aug., but largest Y/Y decline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted 4 percent unemployment rate in August was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut’s 4.3 percent, according...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year and 0.1 percentage points month to month in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment continues to decline in Aug., hits 4%

PROVIDENCE – After falling 0.1 percentage points month-to-month in August, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rested at 4.0 percent, per a report...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 3,000 to 201,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims fall for third straight week to 48-year low

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell for a third straight week to a new 48-year low, indicating a tight job...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls rose 201,000 in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. payrolls rise 201K while wage gains accelerate to 2.9%

NEW YORK - United States job gains rebounded by more than forecast in August and wages unexpectedly registered their biggest advance of the expansion,...
UNITED STATES jobless claims decreased by 10,000 to 203,000 last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. jobless claims declined to fresh post-1969 low last week

NEW YORK - United States filings for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest in almost five decades, indicating a tight job market, Labor...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year...
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in July at 4.1 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. July unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate in July was the second highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
RHODE ISLAND's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 4.3 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down, job gains continue for R.I. in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the unemployment rate...
PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in June

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.8 percent in June, a 0.5 percentage point drop from 4.3 percent in June...
RHODE ISLAND had the second highest unemployment rate in the New England region in June. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England at 4.3 percent, ahead of only Connecticut at 4.4...
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