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December Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.0 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 1,000 from November - The DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2016 was 5.0 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the November rate. Read more

Jan. 19, 2017
Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance Taxable Wage Base Announced for 2017 - Today the DLT announced the 2017 rates of the two biggest income support programs it runs for Rhode Island workers and employers. Read more

Dec. 20, 2016
November Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 400 from October - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2016 was 5.3 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the October rate. Read more

Dec. 15, 2016
Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 1,700 from September; October Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.56 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2016 was 5.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the September rate. Read more

Nov. 17, 2016
DLT Will Help CVS Workers Affected By the Layoffs However We Can - DLT Director Scott Jensen issued the following statement regarding layoffs at CVS reported earlier today. Read more

Nov. 3, 2016
Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 900 from August; September Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.6 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2016 was 5.6 percent, unchanged from the August rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is unchanged from the September 2015 rate of 5.6 percent. Read more

Oct. 20, 2016


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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

Phone: (401) 462-8000
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