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There are plenty of jobs, but where are the wages?

The most disappointing feature of the most recent jobs report is that wages did not grow very much, even though the U.S. economy is...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 3.1% in November, just lower than the Rhode Island rate of 3.2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro area unemployment rate ticks down to 3.1% in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.6 percentage points year over year to 3.1% in November, according to...
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate of 3.5% in November was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

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

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the second highest unemployment rate in New England, at 3.5% in November, seasonally adjusted, level with the national rate,...
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...
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