RI jobs http://ripr.org en RI Unemployment Rate Dips http://ripr.org/post/ri-unemployment-rate-dips-0 <p>Rhode Island’s unemployment rate has inched down to 8.7 percent in March, an improvement, but evidence that the state trails the region and most of the nation in economic activity.</p><p></p><p>The state Department of Labor and Training reports that new data shows the seasonally adjusted rate declined from 9 percent in February and is now at the lowest rate since September, 2008.</p><p>The number of Rhode Islanders who were working increased to 506,000 in March, a hike of 2,700 from February &nbsp;statistics.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:20:57 +0000 Scott MacKay 32218 at http://ripr.org RI Unemployment Rate Dips Some Good News on RI Job Growth http://ripr.org/post/some-good-news-ri-job-growth <p>Some news for Rhode Island’s beleaguered economy: First quarter tax data shows that job growth in the Ocean State was better than estimated, with the state economy generating 1,700 more jobs that first indicted in the March, 2013 report from the state Dep0artment of Labor and Training.</p><p>The DLT says that the new data is based on employment information from the state’s 32,000 private sector employers. The new estimates suggest an over the year gain of 2,300 Rhode Island-based jobs.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:06:39 +0000 Scott MacKay 18451 at http://ripr.org Some Good News on RI Job Growth