State Government Press Releases

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01/21/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in December, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The December rate was up eight-tenths of a percentage point from the November rate of 7.3 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in December.
01/21/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in December, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The December rate was up eight-tenths of a percentage point from the November rate of 7.3 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in December.
12/16/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in November, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The November rate was up two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised October rate of 7.1 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in...
12/10/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. — The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) today announced next year's rates for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. Effective January 1, 2021, the Unemployment Insurance Tax Schedule will go to Schedule H, with tax rates ranging from 1.2 percent to 9.8 percent. The rate...
11/19/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in October, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The October rate was down 3.5 percentage points from the September rate of 10.5 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in October.
10/21/2020
Rhode Island's Virtual Career Center will connect thousands of residents with jobs to match their skills, and return to work after being displaced by COVID-19 PROVIDENCE, R.I. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, C.A. - The State of Rhode Island and Google Cloud today announced they are working together on an...
10/15/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in September, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The September rate was down 2.4 percentage points from the revised August rate of 12.9 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in September.
10/01/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. –The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) is rolling out a new platform to help jobseekers navigate employment resources as part of the Back to Work RI initiative. Developed by Fidelity and The Partnership for Rhode Island, the platform is aimed at assisting...
09/17/2020
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.8 percent in August, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The August rate was up 1.5 percentage points from the revised July rate of 11.3 percent. Last year the rate was 3.5 percent in August. The U.S....
09/16/2020
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Earlier this summer, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced an ambitious 'Back to Work RI' initiative to kickstart Rhode Island's recovery from the COVID-induced economic downturn. Today, she announced a new collaboration between Jobcase and the state's Department of...