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Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 600 from November; December Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.4 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2017 was 4.4 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the November rate. Read more

Jan. 18, 2018
Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 600 from October; November Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.3 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2017 was 4.3 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the October rate. Read more

Dec. 21, 2017
DLT Announces 2018 Benefits and Rates for Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance - New unemployment rate brings RI employers $10 million more in tax relief in 2018. Employee contribution rate to TDI fund drops to lowest rate in 20+ years. Read more

Dec. 6, 2017
October Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.2 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 200 from September - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2017 was 4.2 percent, unchanged from the September rate. Read more

Nov. 16, 2017
DLT Seeks Public Input before Drafting Regulations for Paid Sick Leave Law - DLT will hold its first meeting to gather public input before drafting regulations to implement the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act on Tuesday, November 14, at 3:00pm. Read more

Nov. 9, 2017


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Michael Healey
Chief Public Relations Officer
(401) 462-8090

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

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