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  2014 News Releases  
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.1 percent in November 2014; November Gain of 2,800 Jobs Negates October Loss Jobs up 8,500 since Start of Year
December 18, 2014
  Six-Agency Task Force Announces Establishment of Anonymous Tip Line for Allegations of Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors Instead of as Employees
December 8, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 percent in October 2014
November 20, 2014
  Unemployment Insurance and TDI Tax Rates for 2015 Announced
November 7, 2014
  Quonset To Be Site of Monthly Job Fair; Nine Employers to Attend Inaugural Event Next Week
October 30, 2014
  Nearly 60 Employers to Attend “Ready to Work” Job Fair
October 24, 2014
  Second Quarter 2014 Revisions Show Greater Job Growth With 1,200 more jobs than originally estimated, through June, RI-based jobs are up 6,600 since start of 2014
October 23, 2014
  Unemployment Rate at 7.6 percent in September 2014 -- Jobs up 400 from August
October 16, 2014
  The Department of Labor and Training Is Advising RI Businesses of a No-Cost Event on Oct. 15 That Will Help Equip Them to Spot and Prevent Benefit Fraud
October 9, 2014
  DLT Teams with Attorney General’s Office and RI Ethics Commission to Offer Annual Training Session to State Board Members Today
October 6, 2014
  Recruiting up to 200 seasonal customer service specialists
September 18, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 7.7 percent in August 2014; Jobs up 100 from July
September 18, 2014
  Requirement for New UI Claimants to Post Résumés is Now in Effect.
DLT Is Taking Several Steps to Inform Customers of Requirement — and to Help Customers Follow It Faster.
September 2, 2014
  DLT Announces Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers’ Comp Coverage
August 21, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7 percent in July; Jobs up 1,200 from June
August 14, 2014
  DLT Is Encouraging UI Claimants at 16-Week Mark of Claim to Visit netWORKri Centers to Find Work Faster
August 12, 2014
  DLT Director Fogarty Set to Announce Continuation of Program Designed to Help Eligible Unemployed Rhode Islanders Launch Their Own Businesses
August 6, 2014
  Department of Labor and Training Announces New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates For Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance — Now Effective
August 5, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.9 percent in June
July17, 2014
July15, 2014
  Wakefield netWORKri Office Expanding Hours
July14, 2014
  DLT Poised to Upgrade Evidence-Based Program That Both Speeds up Job Placements and Brings down Cost of Unemployment Insurance per Beneficiary
July 7, 2014
  2014 First Quarter Job Numbers Show 1,800 Greater Than Originally Estimated
June 27, 2014
  Cranston Man Pleads to Workers’ Compensation Fraud; Ordered to Pay More Than $10,000 in Restitution - Press Release by RI Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin (pdf)
June 23, 2014
  DLT to Offer Rapid Response Services to Workers Affected by Closing of Blue Grotto Restaurant
June 20, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.2 percent in May; Jobs up 2,000; Labor Force grows
June 19, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.3 percent in April; Jobs up 700; Labor Force grows
May 15, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.7 percent in March
April 17, 2014
  Fourth Quarter Job Numbers 2,100 Greater Than Originally Estimated
April 10, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.0 percent in February; 1,500 new RI-based jobs created
March 20, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.2 percent in January; 3,800 new RI-based jobs created
March 6, 2014
  Potential Job Scam Identified
March 4, 2014
  2013 Rhode Island Labor Force Revisions Provide Mixed Results
February 27, 2014
  RI Joins the US Treasury Offset Program (TOP)
February 25, 2014
  DLT to End Weekly Certification for Extended Benefits Effective February 22, 2014
February 17, 2014
  DLT announces expanded Call Center Hours
February 13, 2014
February 5, 2014
  December Unemployment Rate Increases to 9.1 percent
January 23, 2014
January 22, 2014
  1099s Available Online for Unemployment Insurance Customers
January 21, 2014
  $700,000 in Employee Training Grants Available to RI Businesses Governor’s Workforce Board offers matching grants
January 17, 2014
  Third Quarter Job Numbers More than 3,000 Greater Than Originally Estimated
January 16, 2014
  Temporary Caregiver Insurance
January 6, 2014
January 3,, 2014



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