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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
Nearly 60 Employers to Attend “Ready to Work” Job Fair - The RI Department of Labor and Training’s Business Workforce Center has partnered with the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI and Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston to bring nearly 60 employers to a “Ready to Work” Job Fair. Read more

Oct. 24, 2014
Second Quarter 2014 Revisions Show Greater Job Growth; With 1,200 more jobs than originally estimated, through June, RI-based jobs are up 6,600 since start of 2014 - DLT's most recent analysis of second quarter 2014 tax data indicates that RI job growth is greater than originally estimated, with 1,200 more jobs than first reported for the quarter ending June 2014. Read more

Oct. 23, 2014
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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
Fax (401) 462-8872
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