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R.I. continuing unemployment claims decline again, by nearly 2K

PROVIDENCE – The number of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island decreased by 1,942, to 58,827, the R.I. Department of Labor...

Report: R.I.’s initial unemployment claims declining slowest of all states

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s initial unemployment claims for the week of June 21 had recovered the least of any state since the start of...

R.I. unemployment, temporary disability benefits rising

CRANSTON (AP) – Rhode Islanders collecting unemployment benefits and temporary disability insurance are getting more in their checks starting next month, the R.I. Department...
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate decline of 0.5 percentage points month to month tied for the largest decline in the country in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

R.I. has 3rd highest N.E. jobless rate in May despite quick...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 5.8% unemployment rate in May was the third-highest rate in New England, according to data released by the Bureau of...

R.I. unemployment rate declines to 5.8% in May

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate was 5.8% in May, a decline from 6.3% in April and 12.9% one year prior, the R.I....

Health woes from pandemic-related job losses?

Being out of work isn’t just bad for your finances: It’s bad for your health. Losing a job can cause depression, anxiety and other...

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BLS: R.I. unemployment rate was third-highest in New England in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 6.3% unemployment rate was the third-highest in New England in April, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
RHODE ISLAND OFFICIALS have made changes to the unemployment insurance benefits, which will go into effect on May 23. The changes are intended to persuade more people to return to the workforce. / AP FILE PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Will changes to R.I.’s unemployment policies ease hiring woes?

The age-old debate between academia and the business world has resurfaced, this time over whether generous unemployment insurance benefits are to blame for employers’...

R.I. unemployment rate, labor force, decline in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3% in April, a decline from 7% in March and 17.4% one year prior, the...

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