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Rhode Island unemployment rate stays the same

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Following the most recent report from the BLS, Rhode Island unemployment has remained unchanged.

While jobs in Rhode Island continue to be added, other companies are still terminating workers, which accounts for the stagnant unemployment rate.

The jobless rate in Rhode Island is 10.9%, higher than the national average. (more…)

Rhode Island Unemployment Remains Flat

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Rhode Islandís unemployment rate remained unchanged in January, holding steady at Decemberís revised 12.7 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Friday in its monthly jobs report.The state gained 800 jobs while the number of employed residents jumped by 2,000 in January, but those gains were offset by a larger number of unemployed Rhode Islanders, which rose in January to 73,300, up 500 from the revised December statistics, the DLT said.

By comparison, the national jobless rate was at 9.7 percent in January and February, the U.S. Labor Department reported Friday. Payrolls fell another 36,000 last month after a revised 26,000 decrease in January.