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October Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.3 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 100 from September - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2015 dropped to 5.3 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the September 2015 rate of 5.4 percent. Read more

Nov. 19, 2015
Rhode Island Recognized for Running One of Nation’s Top-Performing Unemployment Insurance Tax Operations - Rhode Island has been recognized for running one of the nation’s best Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax operations. Read more

Oct. 26, 2015
September Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 1,800 from August - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2015 dropped to 5.4 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the revised August 2015 rate of 5.7 percent. Read more

Oct. 15, 2015
DLT Continues Crackdown on Workplace Fraud - Second Enforcement Action Brings Amount of Penalties to over $1 Million - DLT Director Scott Jensen today announced another company is facing penalties for underpaying wages on a public project, fraudulently filling out weekly payroll records and wrongly misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Read more

Oct. 13, 2015
August Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs Down 800 from July - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2015 dropped to 5.6 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the July 2015 rate of 5.8 percent. Read more

Sept. 17, 2015
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RI NPR- Rhode Island Pays Off Major Federal Loan Six Months Early

ProvJournal - 18 arrested, charged with illegally collecting unemployment benefits

ProvJournal - Central Falls man sentenced for unemployment fraud

Prov.Business News - RI DLT now targeting reemployment

ProvJournal - Westerly man pleads guilty to fraud

Turn to Ten - Unemployed must now post resumes on job site

Southern RI Newspapers - Jobless get help starting own businesses

Prov.Business News - RI DLT working harder to re-employ the jobless

ProvJournal - RI Labor Dept. to help unemployed workers with new grant funding


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
Fax (401) 462-8872
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