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THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metro area was 4.8 percent in March, not seasonally adjusted. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

BLS: Providence metro unemployment 4.8% in March

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in March to 4.8 percent, not seasonally adjusted,...
THE MASSACHUSETTS gross domestic product increased 1.6 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2018. / COURTESY MASSBENCHMARKS

MassBenchmarks: Mass. GDP grows at 1.6 percent in Q1

BOSTON – Massachusetts gross domestic product grew at a 1.6 percent annualized rate in the first quarter of 2018, according to MassBenchmarks, a journal...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment ticks down, payrolls up in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year, not seasonally adjusted, to 5.3 percent in February,...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area decreased from 5.6 percent in January 2017 to 5.3 percent in January. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: Providence metro labor force ticks up in January

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area saw an upswing in labor force and a downswing of individuals in the unemployment line year over...

U.S. unemployment headed below 3% unless Fed acts to slow growth

WASHINGTON – U.S. unemployment is primed to fall significantly further and could drop below 3 percent for the first time since 1953, the year...
RHODE ISLAND 2017 UNEMPLOYMENT rate average declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 4.5 percent. / COURTESY BLS

BLS: R.I. avg. 2017 unemployment declines, employment-population ratio ticks up

PROVIDENCE – The average unemployment rate in Rhode Island in 2017 was 4.5 percent, a 0.7 percentage point decline from the state’s 2016 average...
THE NON-SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Providence metro unemployment ticked down in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year to 4.1 percent in December,...

R.I. unemployment rate increases 0.1% in November

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points from its October 2017 measurement to 4.3 percent in November 2017,...
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE remained at 4.3 percent in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. unemployment holds at 4.3% in August

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island in August held steady for the second consecutive month at 4.3 percent, a 1...
THE JOBLESS RATE rose and wages climbed less than forecast in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARCELO PEREZ DEL CARPIO

Payrolls in U.S. rise 156,000; wages also below forecasts

NEW YORK - The United States economy added fewer employees than expected in August, the jobless rate rose and wages climbed less than forecast,...
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