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Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 3,100 from June; July Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.3 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2017 was 4.3 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the June rate.
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August 17, 2017
Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 200 from May; June Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.2 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2017 was 4.2 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate.
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July 20, 2017
Raimondo Spotlights US Department of Labor Report Showing RI’s Nation-Leading Drop in Veterans’ Unemployment Rate - Governor Gina M. Raimondo today hailed a US Department of Labor (USDOL) report showing that the unemployment rate among Rhode Island veterans fell by 1.7 percent over the last year, tying Rhode Island and West Virginia as the states with the steepest drops. Read more

July 19, 2017
Name Change Announced for Providence Rehabilitation Facility for Injured Workers That’s Run by DLT - DLT is announcing that the nonprofit, outpatient physical and vocational rehabilitation facility it operates on the East Side of Providence has a new name: The Chief Judge Robert F. Arrigan Rehabilitation Center, or the Arrigan Center. Read more

July 18, 2017
Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers’ Comp Coverage Shows Raimondo’s Commitment to Easing the Cost of Doing Business in Rhode Island - DLT announced today that it has cut the administrative assessment rate charged to insurance companies providing workers’ compensation coverage in Rhode Island. Read more

July 12, 2017
May Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.1 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 600 from April - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2017 was 4.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the April rate. Read more

June 15, 2017


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RI Department of Labor and Training
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