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Payrolls in the U.S. rose less than projected in January as retailers cut back after the holidays and government hiring fell. The unemployment rate unexpectedly declined to 6.6 percent. more
Fewer Americans than projected filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, indicating the U.S. labor market is improving. more
The unemployment rate for New England declined 0.2 percentage points in November to a seasonally adjusted 6.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Thursday. more
The unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in October, declining two percentage points compared with the year prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
(Updated, 12:06 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee formally approved a new apprenticeship program for computer numerical control operators at the annual meeting of the Governor's Workforce Board at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick hotel Thursday morning. more
Employers added more workers than projected in June and the unemployment rate fell to an almost six-year low of 6.1 percent, underscoring a brighter U.S. labor market that will help spur the economy. more
August’s unemployment rate in Rhode Island remained at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the month before, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Despite a drop in Rhode Island’s unemployment rate to a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent in March, the Ocean State again ranked as the state with the highest jobless rate in the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. more
New England’s unemployment rate was unchanged in August at 5.9 percent, but Rhode Island still had the highest jobless rate among the six states at 7.7 percent. more
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