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U.S. jobless claims dropped last week to lowest level since 1969

NEW YORK - Unemployment lines across the United States last week were the shortest since December 1969, according to a Labor Department report Thursday that...

Report: R.I. ranks No. 22 for fiscal, social independence in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 22 for independence on WalletHub's 2018's Most & Least Independent States.To arrive at the rankings, a WalletHub data...

Employers calling all workers

As American society increasingly self-sorts itself into political tribes, there’s a growing and noteworthy exception to that trend: the labor market. A rising share...
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Five Questions With Jim Vincent

Jim Vincent | President, NAACP Providence Branch1. What is on top of the NAACP Providence Branch agenda? Gentrification in Providence is on the rise,...
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in May to 3.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in May

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.9 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.2 percentage point decline...

BLS: R.I. had second-highest May unemployment in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest May unemployment rate in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to new numbers released by the Bureau...
AFTER TWO MONTHS at 4.5 percent, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent per R.I. Department of Labor and Training data. / COURTESY R.I. DLT

Unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent, first decline in 2 months

PROVIDENCE – Breaking a two-month streak at 4.5 percent, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 in May, according...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4 percent in April, level with the state unemployment rate. Nonfarm payrolls increased 8,800 jobs year over year in that time, including a 300-construction job uptick. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

BLS: Providence metro sees 4% April unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate was 4 percent in April, in line with the state unemployment rate at the time,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training reported that the state's unemployment rate remained at 4.5 percent while 900 jobs were added month to month and 5,600 jobs year over year. / COURTESY RIDLT

Unemployment holds steady at 4.5 percent as job additions shine in...

PROVIDENCE – While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in April, 900 jobs were added in the state since March,...
THE U.S. JOBLESS RATE declined to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest since December 2000, after six months at 4.1 percent. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

U.S. payrolls rebound to 164,000 gain; jobless rate hits 3.9%

NEW YORK - United States hiring rebounded in April and the unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since 2000, while wage...
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