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IN ITS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF DECLINE, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September per the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Slow, steady decline in unemployment stretches into September

PROVIDENCE – Continuing its slow and steady decline, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September,...
UNITED STATES unemployment in September was 3.7 percent. Meanwhile, hiring cooled and wage gains eased slightly. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. payrolls and wages cool while jobless rate hits 48-year low

NEW YORK - United States hiring cooled in September by more than forecast, wage gains eased slightly and the jobless rate fell to a 48-year...
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.5 percentage points to 3.9 percent in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE

Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent in August on a non-seasonally...
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...
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