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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
Program Puts More than 1,200 RI Youth in Summer Jobs, Work-Based Learning Aligned with Employers’ Skills Needs - $1.8 million grant from Governor’s Workforce Board supports jobs, internships, and work readiness programs for young people ages 14-24 throughout the Ocean State. Read more

May 18, 2017
April Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.3 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 200 from March - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2017 was 4.3 percent, unchanged from the March rate. Read more

May 18, 2017
DLT Working to Correct Error Affecting Payments to TDI Customers Trying to Use New Electronic Payment Card - Over 3,000 Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance customers have activated a new electronic payment card and more than 1,400 of them have used the card to purchase items online, withdraw funds at ATMs, and make point-of-sale purchases at stores similar to debit cards tied to checking accounts. Read more

May 12, 2017
DLT Statement Regarding Layoffs at Care New England - Protecting jobs in Rhode Island’s healthcare sector is among Governor Raimondo’s top priorities,” said Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. Read more

April 26, 2017
March Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 700 from February - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2017 was 4.3 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the February rate. Read more

April 20, 2017


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

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
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