State Government Press Releases

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09/16/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in August, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The August rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised July rate of 5.7 percent. Last year the rate was 12.6 percent in August.
08/26/2021
CRANSTON, RI The Department of Labor and Training will be hosting a series of virtual public comment opportunities regarding Rhode Island's Pay Equity Act. The purpose of these sessions is to gather input from the public as the Department prepares procedures and regulations for the law, which...
08/19/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in July, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The July rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from the June rate of 5.9 percent. Last year the rate was 14.0 percent in July. The U.S.
08/11/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. Several federal unemployment insurance programs are slated to expire in one month, on September 4, 2021, affecting tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders, the Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced. The following federal programs, which were created in response to...
07/15/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in June, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The June rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised May rate of 6.0 percent. Last year the rate was 10.9 percent in June.
07/07/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - Today, the Department of Labor and Training announced new maximum weekly benefit amounts for the two major income support programs it runs for Rhode Island workers and employers Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). For new claims with an...
06/24/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) is alerting Rhode Islanders of a phishing email scam regarding professional licenses. The phishing email, which does not come from a DLT email address, asks recipients to verify their license information on a fraudulent website. If you...
06/17/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in May, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The May rate was down half of a percentage point from the April rate of 6.3 percent. Last year the rate was 12.9 percent in May. The U.S.
05/20/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in April, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The April rate was down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the March rate of 7.0 percent. Last year the rate was 17.4 percent in April. ...
05/13/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. Beginning on Sunday, May 23, 2021, Rhode Island will once again require unemployment insurance recipients to be actively searching for suitable work, the Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced. The work search requirement, a long-standing component of the unemployment...