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Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.1 percent in November 2014; November Gain of 2,800 Jobs Negates October Loss Jobs up 8,500 since Start of Year - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2014 dropped to 7.1 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the October 2014 rate and down two and three-tenths percentage points from the November 2013 rate. Read more

Dec. 18, 2014
Six-Agency Task Force Announces Establishment of Anonymous Tip Line for Allegations of Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors Instead of as Employees - A six-agency task force established to protect both workers’ rights and law-abiding businesses that classify their employees properly announced today that it has set up an anonymous telephone tip line for allegations of misclassification. Read more

Dec. 8, 2014
Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 percent in October 2014 - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2014 dropped to 7.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the September 2014 rate and down two percentage points from the October 2013 rate. Read more

Nov. 20, 2014
Unemployment Insurance and TDI Tax Rates for 2015 Announced - DLT announced today that the 2015 Unemployment Insurance taxable wage base will be $21,200 for most employers in Rhode Island. Read more

Nov. 7, 2014
Quonset To Be Site of Monthly Job Fair - A range of employers will attend a job fair from 10:00 AM to noon on Wednesday, November 5, at the Quonset Business Park, 95 Cripe Street, North Kingstown. Read more

Oct. 30, 2014
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Turn to Ten - Unemployed must now post resumes on job site

Southern RI Newspapers - Jobless get help starting own businesses

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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
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