State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/15/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in March, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The March rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from the February rate of 7.3 percent. Last year the rate was 4.0 percent in March.
03/25/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in February, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The February rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from the January rate of 7.2 percent. Last year the rate was 4.0 percent in February.
03/10/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. - The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.2 percent in January, the Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday. The January rate was down seven-tenths of a percentage point from the revised December rate of 7.9 percent. Last year the rate was 3.8 percent in...
03/09/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. The Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has become aware of a potential phishing attempt. In this email scam, an external sender asks the recipient whether they are receiving unemployment benefits in Canada, then directs them to a suspicious link. This email is not associated...