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October Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.2 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 200 from September - 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
West Warwick One-Stop Career Center Closed Today - The netWORKri One-Stop Career Center located at 1330 Main Street, West Warwick, is closed today because of the overnight wind storm and subsequent power outage affecting Kent County and other parts of Rhode Island. Read more

Oct. 30, 2017
Systems Upgrade to Affect DLT Services This Weekend - DLT will undergo an essential IT system upgrade this Saturday, Oct. 28, that will affect customer accessibility to most agency services from 8 AM to 3 PM. Read more

Oct. 26, 2017
September Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2 Percent Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 3,700 from August - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2017 was 4.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the August rate. Read more

Oct. 19, 2017
National Business Group That’s Urging Employer-Led Skills Training Comes to RI to Learn More about Real Jobs Program - On Friday, DLT hosted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) to showcase how the business-led Real Jobs RI program is meeting employers’ workforce and skills challenges. Read more

Oct. 10, 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

Phone: (401) 462-8000
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