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Lardaro: Some positive economic signs but concerns too

PROVIDENCE – Despite signs of economic expansion, it remains unclear if Rhode Island has emerged from its “statistical recession,” University of Rhode Island economist...

Lardaro: Recession effects still muted

PROVIDENCE – Federal funding and budget surpluses continue to limit the effects of Rhode Island's "statistical" recession but the state's economic momentum remains stalled,...

Lardaro: R.I. teetering toward recession

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is teetering toward a recession due to an abysmal economic performance in April and continued economic weakness, University of Rhode Island economist...

Caregiving demands still impacting R.I. women’s opportunities in workforce

Few industries escaped the crippling employment blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. One exception in Rhode Island: construction, which was categorized as an essential...

Lardaro: Weak March performance brings R.I. closer to recession

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist and professor Leonard Lardaro said Tuesday he is more convinced that Rhode Island is continuing to move...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE unadjusted for seasonal patterns in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 4.2% in February, an increase from 3.6% one month prior but still down from 4.4% in February 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  / PBN FILE PHOTO

Providence metro unemployment rises in February

PROVIDENCE – The unadjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 4.2% in February, an increase from 3.6% one month prior but still...

R.I. unemployment rate dips slightly to 3.1% in January

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment in January was 3.1%, one-tenth of a percentage point less than December, the R.I. Department of Labor...
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From crisis to growth: Leveraging skills to foster prosperity

A look at recent economic data – along with an analysis of industry, technology and workforce trends – reveals that Rhode Island is falling...

R.I. unemployment rate, labor force, decline in April

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.3% in April, a decline from 7% in March and 17.4% one year prior, the...

Lardaro on R.I.’s economy: ‘We’ll have to settle for what we...

PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State's economy has turned into a mixed picture with several aspects of its economy improving while others appear to be...
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