State Government Press Releases

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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...
03/05/2021
CRANSTON, R.I. As a result of robust fraud prevention and detection efforts, today the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) announced that it has stopped an estimated $3.2 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid out to fraudsters over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.