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Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 900 from March; April Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.5 Percent - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2018 was 4.5 percent, unchanged from the March rate of 4.5 percent.
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May 17, 2018
System upgrade to affect Labor & Training services on Friday, May 11 - DLT will undergo an essential electric generator upgrade this Friday, May 11, that will affect customer accessibility to all agency services from 5 PM until 5 AM the next morning. Read more

May 10, 2018
March Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.5 Percent; Rhode Island-Based Jobs down 500 from February - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2018 was 4.5 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised February rate of 4.6 percent. Read more

April 19, 2018
Workers’ Compensation Announces Free Seminar on Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment Approaches to Effective Pain Control in the Era of Opioids - On April 12, DLT's Workers’ Compensation Division will hold a free one-day seminar at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick where speakers will review new methods and approaches to chronic pain management. Read more

April 3, 2018
Systems Upgrade to affect Labor and Training Services on Friday, March 23 - DLT will undergo an essential IT system upgrade this Friday, March 23, that will affect customer accessibility to most agency services from 5 PM until midnight. Read more

March 23, 2018
Rhode Island-Based Jobs up 1,200 from January; February Unemployment Rate Held Steady - DLT announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2018 was 4.5 percent, unchanged from the January rate. Read more

March 22, 2018


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Nora Crowley
Chief Public Affairs Officer
(401) 462-8090

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
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