Personal income for the nation climbed 1 percent on average in the first quarter, the same pace as the fourth quarter, and rose in all states, including Rhode Island, except for Wyoming and North Dakota, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
FALL RIVER – The city's unemployment rate dropped again in May, to 6.2 percent, down from 7 percent in April and a reduction from 9.5 percent in January.
With the reduction, Fall River is tied for eighth-highest unemployment in the state. …
When it comes to income inequality, Rhode Island ranks 28th among the 50 states, according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, which said income inequality has risen in every state since the 1970s.