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Labor Force News Releases

  2014 News Releases  
  Quonset To Be Site of Monthly Job Fair; Nine Employers to Attend Inaugural Event Next Week
October 30, 2014
  Nearly 60 Employers to Attend “Ready to Work” Job Fair
October 24, 2014
  Second Quarter 2014 Revisions Show Greater Job Growth With 1,200 more jobs than originally estimated, through June, RI-based jobs are up 6,600 since start of 2014
October 23, 2014
  Unemployment Rate at 7.6 percent in September 2014 -- Jobs up 400 from August
October 16, 2014
  The Department of Labor and Training Is Advising RI Businesses of a No-Cost Event on Oct. 15 That Will Help Equip Them to Spot and Prevent Benefit Fraud
October 9, 2014
  DLT Teams with Attorney General’s Office and RI Ethics Commission to Offer Annual Training Session to State Board Members Today
October 6, 2014
  Recruiting up to 200 seasonal customer service specialists
September 18, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 7.7 percent in August 2014; Jobs up 100 from July
September 18, 2014
  Requirement for New UI Claimants to Post Résumés is Now in Effect.
DLT Is Taking Several Steps to Inform Customers of Requirement — and to Help Customers Follow It Faster.
September 2, 2014
  DLT Announces Rate Reduction for Insurers Providing Workers’ Comp Coverage
August 21, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7 percent in July; Jobs up 1,200 from June
August 14, 2014
  DLT Is Encouraging UI Claimants at 16-Week Mark of Claim to Visit netWORKri Centers to Find Work Faster
August 12, 2014
  DLT Director Fogarty Set to Announce Continuation of Program Designed to Help Eligible Unemployed Rhode Islanders Launch Their Own Businesses
August 6, 2014
  Department of Labor and Training Announces New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates For Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance — Now Effective
August 5, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.9 percent in June
July17, 2014
  CUSTOMER ADVISORY - TDI
July15, 2014
  Wakefield netWORKri Office Expanding Hours
July14, 2014
  DLT Poised to Upgrade Evidence-Based Program That Both Speeds up Job Placements and Brings down Cost of Unemployment Insurance per Beneficiary
July 7, 2014
  2014 First Quarter Job Numbers Show 1,800 Greater Than Originally Estimated
June 27, 2014
  Cranston Man Pleads to Workers’ Compensation Fraud; Ordered to Pay More Than $10,000 in Restitution - Press Release by RI Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin (pdf)
June 23, 2014
  DLT to Offer Rapid Response Services to Workers Affected by Closing of Blue Grotto Restaurant
June 20, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.2 percent in May; Jobs up 2,000; Labor Force grows
June 19, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.3 percent in April; Jobs up 700; Labor Force grows
May 15, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.7 percent in March
April 17, 2014
  Fourth Quarter Job Numbers 2,100 Greater Than Originally Estimated
April 10, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.0 percent in February; 1,500 new RI-based jobs created
March 20, 2014
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.2 percent in January; 3,800 new RI-based jobs created
March 6, 2014
  Potential Job Scam Identified
March 4, 2014
  2013 Rhode Island Labor Force Revisions Provide Mixed Results
February 27, 2014
  RI Joins the US Treasury Offset Program (TOP)
February 25, 2014
  DLT to End Weekly Certification for Extended Benefits Effective February 22, 2014
February 17, 2014
  DLT announces expanded Call Center Hours
February 13, 2014
  UI and TDI CALL CENTERS CLOSED TODAY
February 5, 2014
  December Unemployment Rate Increases to 9.1 percent
January 23, 2014
  UI and TDI CALL CENTERS CLOSED TODAY
January 22, 2014
  1099s Available Online for Unemployment Insurance Customers
January 21, 2014
  $700,000 in Employee Training Grants Available to RI Businesses Governor’s Workforce Board offers matching grants
January 17, 2014
  Third Quarter Job Numbers More than 3,000 Greater Than Originally Estimated
January 16, 2014
  Temporary Caregiver Insurance
January 6, 2014
  UI and TDI CALL CENTERS CLOSED TODAY
January 3, 2014

  2013 News Releases  
  Federal EUC benefits for unemployed to expire after December 28, 2013; DLT urges current EUC recipients to continue to certify each week
December 26, 2013
  November Unemployment Rate Decreases to 9.0 percent
December 19, 2013
  RGIS Inventory Specialists recruiting Inventory Takers and Team Leaders/Supervisors
December 13, 2013
  Federal EUC benefits for unemployed to expire after December 28, 2013
December 11, 2013
  December 10, 2013: Update on Biweekly Pay Regulations
December 10, 2013
  Issue with JPMorgan Chase card
December 9, 2013
  Rhode Island qualifies for Tier IV of federal unemployment insurance
November 25, 2013
  RI unemployment at 9.2 percent in September, steady in October
November 21, 2013
  Unemployment Insurance and TDI Tax Rates for 2014 Announced
November 7, 2013
  Fictitious Employer Alert
October 18, 2013
  Corner Bakery Café Recruiting for New Locations; 50 Jobs
October 15, 2013
  Second Quarter Job Numbers Greater than Originally Estimated
October 8, 2013
  DLT launches month-long effort to combat fraud
October 2, 2013
  August Unemployment Rate Increases to 9.1 percent
September 19, 2013
  Boat Building Company Recruitment
September 13, 2013
  CNA Recruitment for BHDDH Zambarano Unit
August 15, 2013
  July Unemployment Rate Increases to 8.9 percent
August 15, 2013
  Recruitment for 75 customer service representatives
August 9, 2013
  Eliminating hazardous substances filing fee saves businesses $400,000
July 23, 2013
  June Unemployment Rate Remains at 8.9 percent
July 18, 2013
  First Quarter Data Shows Better-Than-Estimated Job Growth
July 15, 2013
  Workers’ Comp Assessment Rate Announced
July 11, 2013
  RBD Staffing to Hire 20
July 10, 2013
  DLT announces FY14 Maximum Benefit Rates for TDI and Unemployment Insurance
June 27, 2013
  May Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 8.9 percent
June 20, 2013
  DLT and AG collaborate to combat fraud
June 3, 2013
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.8 percent in April
May 16, 2013
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.1 percent in March
April 18, 2013
  Fourth quarter estimates show private sector growth
April 11, 2013
  Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) cut 12.2 percent due to sequestration
April 2, 2013
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.4 percent in February
March 21, 2013
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.8 percent in January
March 7, 2013
  Rhode Island outperforms 2012 employment estimates
February 28, 2013
  Third Quarter Employment Data Top Estimates by 4,900
February 19, 2013
  DLT and DEM partner to repair beaches and parks
February 15, 2013
  BHDDH and DLT team up for Job Fair Thursday and Friday - More than 50 positions available
February 4, 2013
  DLT provides employment-centered computers to Pawtucket CBOs
February 1, 2013
  Unemployment Insurance to rehire 11 staffers
January 28, 2013
  1099s available online for Unemployment Insurance Customers
January 23, 2013
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.2 Percent
January 17, 2013

  2012 News Releases top of page
  Technical Problem with the UI and TDI Phone System
December 24, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 10.4 Percent
December 20, 2012
  Governor Chafee Announces Disaster Unemployment Assistance Sessions Governor's release
December 3, 2012
  DLT Shuts Down Two Elevators
November 28, 2012
  Unemployment Insurance and TDI Tax Rates for 2013 Announced
November 28, 2012
  Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Announces Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance Now Available for Washington & Newport Counties Governor's release
November 20, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.4 Percent
November 15, 2012
  Data shows better economic picture for second quarter of 2012
November 5, 2012
  UI Help for Employers Hit by Sandy
November 5, 2012
  Unemployment Insurance Waiting-Period Waivers for Storm-Related Layoffs
November 1, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.5 Percent
October 18, 2012
  Federal grant to put unemployment insurance computers in local libraries
October 12, 2012
  Governor Chafee Announces Rehiring of 15 Full-Time Unemployment Insurance Call Center Employees Governor's release
September 27, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.7 Percent
September 21, 2012
  Free small business workshop on advantages of employee retirement plans
September 7, 2012
  Scheduled Changes to Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program Announced
August 31, 2012
  Pawtucket netWORKri Closure
August 20, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.8 Percent
August 17, 2012
  DLT Rehires Seven Call Center Employees August 16, 2012
  Free seminars for contractors explain bidding, permitting and licensing
August 9, 2012
  Quarterly Data Shows More Rhode Island-Based Jobs, Improved Economic Picture for First Quarter of 2012 (Released by the Office of the Governor)
August 1, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.9 Percent
July 20, 2012
  New Maximum Rates for Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Disability Insurance
June 27, 2012
  New Unemployment Insurance Call Center Hours in July
June 27, 2012
  State Extended Benefits Unemployment Insurance Program to End in Rhode Island
June 18, 2012
  RI Workers’ Comp Assessment Rate Announced
June 15, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.0 Percent
June 15, 2012
  DLT launches customer service innovation
> Call back feature to offer alternative to waiting online for Unemployment Insurance
June 8, 2012
  Rapid Response Announcement
May 25, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 11.2 Percent
May 18, 2012
  DLT announces free Employer Education Series
April 26, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 11.1 Percent
April 20, 2012
  Systems upgrade to affect Income Support services this weekend
April 18, 2012
  Free Job Search Workshops at Pawtucket Public Library
April 10, 2012
  New requirements for Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC)
April 5, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 11.0 Percent
March 23, 2012
  Tom's Market to Hire 40
March 7, 2012
  PolyWorks Manufacturing Recruitment
March 5, 2012
  Free Job Search Workshops at Pawtucket Public Library
March 5, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.9 Percent
March 5, 2012
  EmployRI.org online career center workshop at Bristol Library
March 2, 2012
  2011 Revised Labor Force Estimates
February 29, 2012
  Department of Labor and Training Alert: “Check a License” online experiencing technical difficulties
February 24, 2012
  Businesses do not have to pay for DLT posters
February 21, 2012
  Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signs new apprenticeship program for Information Technology industry
February 16, 2012
  Rapid Response Announcement
January 23, 2012
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.8 Percent
January 20, 2012
  netWORKri Job Seeker Workshop at Bristol Library
January 19, 2012
  Free netWORKri job seeker workshops at Newport Public Library
January 12, 2012
  1099 Tax Forms available for download from DLT website at www.dlt.ri.gov
January 11, 2012
  Department shuts down four elevators in RI buildings
January 4, 2012
  Statement from RI Department of Labor and Training regarding extension of State Extended Benefit program
January 3, 2012


  2011 News Releases top of page
  Statement from RI Department of Labor and Training regarding extension of State Extended Benefit program
January 3, 2012
  Unemployment Insurance Alert: Teleserve online experiencing technical difficulties
December 27, 2011
  CONSUMER ALERT: Unemployment Insurance Online Scam
December 21, 2011
  Electronic Payment Card Instructional Video Announced
December 20, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.5 Percent
December 16, 2011
 

DLT EXEMPTS THOUSANDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES FROM BIENNIAL BOILER INSPECTIONS

  • Savings estimated at $500,000 over the next two years
  • New regulations only impact hot water heaters using less than 200,000 BTUs

December 14, 2011
 

Extended benefit programs ending for unemployment insurance in 2012

  • State Extended Benefits to end December 31, 2011
  • Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation to phase out beginning January 2012
  • DLT to host special customer service call-in hours in December for impacted claimants
December 7, 2011
  Unemployment Insurance and TDI Tax Rates for 2012 Announced
December 2, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.4 Percent
November 18, 2011
  Seasonal Retail Recruitment at Multiple Sites
November 10, 2011
  Warwick Firefighter Recruitment
November 9, 2011
  DLT to launch month-long effort to combat fraud
Seats still available for “Preventing Unemployment Insurance Fraud” employer workshop on Nov. 3
October 27, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.5 Percent
October 21, 2011
  Department Proposes Changes to Boiler Regulations
September 29, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.6 Percent
September 16, 2011
  Free Employer Workshop Reviews HIPAA and COBRA Regulations
August 30, 2011
  Unemployment insurance makes special arrangements for those without internet, phone service
August 30, 2011
  Waiting Period Waiver and Employer Benefit Relief
August 29, 2011
  Post-Hurricane Advisory for Unemployment Insurance Claimants
August 29, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 10.8 Percent
August 19, 2011
  Advisory for Unemployment Insurance Customers
August 17, 2011
  National organization praises Rhode Island for Unemployment Insurance reforms
August 15, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 10.8 Percent
July 22, 2011
  Field Technician Recruitment at Woonsocket netWORKri
July 15, 2011
  Commercial Driver Recruitment at Pawtucket netWORKri
July 8, 2011
  RI Department of Labor and Training requests three-month line of credit for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
July 8, 2011
  DLT Analysis: RI wages increased 2.8 percent in 2010
July 5, 2011
  2011 Unemployment Insurance and TDI benefit rates announced
June 23, 2011
  New Assessment Rate for Workers’ Compensation Insurers
June 21, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 10.9 Percent
June 16, 2011
  DLT Business Workforce Center to host free employer workshops
May 31, 2011
  Wakefield netWORKri to reduce hours
May 25, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Falls Below 11.0 Percent
May 20, 2011
  Department recommends revamp of boiler inspection process
May 5, 2011
  Eye contact can make or break an interview, advises netWORKri
> Free interviewing workshop offered in Newport on Monday, May 9
May 4, 2011
  Department of Labor and Training requests three-month line of credit for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
April 26, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.0 Percent
April 15, 2011
  Military-friendly job fair
April 12, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.2 Percent
March 18, 2011
  netWORKri sponsors online training event at Warwick Mall
March 7, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.3 Percent
March 4, 2011
  Rhode Island employment higher in 2010 than reported by previous survey
March 4, 2011
  Eye contact can make or break an interview, advises netWORKri;
Free interviewing workshop offered in Newport on March 7
February 22, 2011
  Free Résumé Workshop at Florence Gray Center
February 4, 2011
  RESCHEDULED: Family Service of RI to host recruitment event
February 2, 2011
  Family Service of RI to host recruitment event
January 31, 2011
  Unemployment Rate Declines to 11.5 Percent
January 21, 2011
  1099s available online at www.dlt.ri.gov
January 19, 2011
  Dept. of Labor and Training requests $55 million for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
January 10, 2011
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  2010 News Releases top of page
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 11.6 Percent
December 17, 2010
  Free Résumé Workshop offered in Newport
December 13, 2010
  Federal employment information session at Wakefield netWORKri Career Center
December 9, 2010
  Opportunity for Coverage: South Kingstown multi-employer job fair
December 3, 2010
  UI and TDI Tax Rates for 2011 Announced
November 19, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.4 Percent
November 19, 2010
  Workers’ Compensation Coverage Online Verification
November 15, 2010
  Characteristics of the RI Insured Unemployed
November 15, 2010
  Job Vacancy Survey Reveals Positive Trends
November 9, 2010
  Services for Veterans Fair on Friday, Nov. 19
November 4, 2010
  Job Fair Honoring Veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 10
November 4, 2010
  Free Résumé Workshops offered in Newport
October 27, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.5 Percent
October 22, 2010
  Aspen Aerogels, Inc. to Hire 25
October 13, 2010
  netWORKri to reopen in Wakefield
October 6, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.8 Percent
September 17, 2010
  Looking for a job? DLT suggests “Virtual Recruiter”
September 8, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 11.9 Percent
August 20, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.0 Percent
July 16, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.3 Percent
June 18, 2010
  2010 Unemployment Insurance and TDI benefit rates announced
June 17, 2010
  Electric Boat employment information sessions at select netWORKri centers
June 9, 2010
  Unemployment insurance customers to be recruited for Jobs Now Rhode Island program
June 8, 2010
  Department of Labor and Training to Host Additional Jobs Now Rhode Island Info Sessions for Employers
June 3, 2010
  Media Advisory: Local libraries to host free job search workshops - Labor and Training staffers introduce EmployRI online job-search tools to Pawtucket, Providence and Newport communities
May 28, 2010
  Department of Labor and Training to Host Jobs Now Rhode Island Employer Info Sessions
May 28, 2010
  Unemployment Insurance Call Center resumes Thursday call-in hours
May 26, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.5 Percent
May 21, 2010
  Department of Labor and Training to Host
Jobs Now Rhode Island Info Sessions
May 10, 2010
  Free Résumé Workshop for Job Seekers
May 6, 2010
  Gillette to Hire 200
April 22, 2010
  DLT announces Disaster Unemployment Assistance sessions
April 22, 2010
  DLT announces Disaster Unemployment Assistance sessions
April 16, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.6 Percent
April 15, 2010
  Changes to ARRA-related Unemployment Insurance programs
April 6, 2010
  Update on Disaster Unemployment Assistance
April 5, 2010
  Update on Flooding-Related Unemployment
April 2, 2010
  DLT and Chambers Offer Rapid Response Sessions for Businesses
April 1, 2010
  Unemployment Insurance for Temporary Layoffs due to Flooding (REVISED 4/2/10)
April 1, 2010
  Disaster Unemployment Assistance
April 1, 2010
  Unemployment Insurance Relief and Waivers Available to Flood-Damaged Businesses
March 30, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 12.7 Percent
March 19, 2010
  Unemployment Insurance Relief and Waivers Available to Flood-Damaged Businesses
March 18, 2010
  Free RÉSUMÉ Workshops offered in Newport
March 11, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 12.7 Percent
March 5, 2010
  Statement from Raymond Filippone, Assistant Director of Income Support, regarding the federal extension of unemployment insurance benefits
March 3, 2010
  Physical Therapists Sought
March 3, 2010
  Ocean State Job Lot to Hire 50
February 12, 2010
  Home Depot to Hire up to 20
February 12, 2010
  Department of Labor and Training offers preparatory guide for filing unemployment insurance claims
January 22, 2010
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 12.9 Percent
January 22, 2010
  Unemployment Insurance change of address forms due 1099G forms to be mailed to all UI claimants by end of January
January 11, 2010
  Department of Labor and Training requests $95 million for unemployment insurance trust fund
January 5, 2010
     
  2009 News Releases top of page
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.7 Percent December 18, 2009
  New option for Unemployment Insurance customers to certify for weekly payments December 10, 2009
  netWORKri offers Friday morning computer and telephone services for unemployment insurance claimants December 9, 2009
  Unemployment Insurance Call Center adjusts hours December 9, 2009
  Advisory: Change of Hours at the Middletown Satellite of the Dept. of Labor and Training December 3, 2009
  UI and TDI Tax Rates for 2010 Announced November 23, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Drops to 12.9 Percent November 20, 2009
  Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extended November 6, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 13.0 Percent October 16, 2009
  64 Training Programs added under Federal Free Tuition Program October 8, 2009
  Department of Labor and Training informs Unemployment and Temporary Disability Customers about Distribution of Bogus Text Messages October 7, 2009
  Department of Labor and Training requests $90 million for Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund September 30, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 12.8 Percent September 18, 2009
  Advisory for Unemployment Insurance Customers September 2, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 12.7 Percent August 21, 2009
  Online Filing Available for Extended Benefits Programs July 23, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 12.4 Percent July 17, 2009
  Department of Labor and Training requests $40 million for Unemployment
Insurance Trust Fund
July 3, 2009
  Rhode Island eligible for $3.6 million in additional Trade Adjustment
Assistance Act funding
July 3, 2009
  Department of Labor & Training Hiring 19 New Positions Funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Governor's release
June 24, 2009
  Free Training Available Online through netWORKri June 22, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 12.1 Percent June 19, 2009
  New Maximum Benefit Rates June 15, 2009
  Governor Carcieri Announces Recipients of Youth Workforce Training Grants Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Governor's release
June 1, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Climbs to 11.1 Percent May 22, 2009
  Governor Carcieri Announces State Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits for 2,600 Rhode Islanders as Part of Recovery Act Governor's release
May 12, 2009
  Governor Carcieri Announces $17.2 Million in Workforce Training Grants Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Governor's release
March 30, 2009
  Governor Officially Certifies Participation in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 at Signing Ceremony Governor's release
Feb. 26, 2009
  State Extended Benefits program to change weekly certification procedure April 27, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 10.5 Percent April 17, 2009
  Pawtucket netWORKri has new phone number April 1, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Climbs to 10.5 percent March 20, 2009
  Labor and Training to Launch Combined ESL and Occupational Training Programs March 19, 2009
  SPECIAL DOT RELEASE : RIDOT Posting 89 Jobs Tomorrow March 19, 2009
  Workers' Compensation Web Site Available in Spanish March 13, 2009
  RI Unemployment Insurance to borrow from Federal Government March 6, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Climbs to 10.3 percent March 3, 2009
  Unemployment Rate Climbs to 10.0 percent January 23, 2009

 

  2008 News Releases top of page
  Unemployment Rate Remains at 9.3 Percent December 19, 2008
  Unemployment Insurance changes TeleServe hours December 8, 2008
  Opportunity for Coverage - Cranston EDC and Providence netWORKri Job Fair December 8, 2008
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.3 Percent November 21, 2008
  UI and TDI Tax Rates for 2009 Announced November 19, 2008
  Opportunity for Coverage - Veterans' Job Fair October 29, 2008
  Unemployment Insurance Benefits to Be Extended October 23, 2008
  Unemployment Insurance first to use voice verification security October 21, 2008
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.8 Percent October 17, 2008
  Autumn Job Fair in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month September 30, 2008
  Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.5 Percent September 19, 2008
  New Data Offers Insight into Long-term Unemployed August 22, 2008
  RI Jobs Continue to Trend Down; Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.7 Percent August 15, 2008
  Opportunity for Coverage - Job Recruitment August 15, 2008
  Opportunity for Coverage - Youth Connect to World of Work August 13, 2008
  Good News for Job Seekers - More On-line Listings August 8, 2008
  RI Jobs Decline by 500; Unemployment Rate Climbs to 7.5 Percent July 18, 2008
  New Saturday Programs at Select netWORKri One-Stops July 2, 2008
  More Rhode Islanders eligible under federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation July 2, 2008
  2008 Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates Announced June 30, 2008
  Rhode Island to Offer Extended Benefits for Unemployed June 25, 2008
  RI Jobs Decline by 1,800; Unemployment Rate Climbs to 7.2 Percent June 20, 2008
  RI Jobs Down by 700; Unemployment Rate Remains Stable May 16, 2008
  Unemployed workers may be eligible for free short-term training May 15, 2008
  DLT & Kelly Service recruiting 150 positions for GTECH April 30, 2008
  Unemployment Rate Continues to Climb; RI Job Count Falls April 18, 2008
  Consumer Alert April 9, 2008
  Youth Workforce Development Fair April 4, 2008
  RI Job Count Continues to Decline; Unemployment Rate Inches Up March 21, 2008
  Multi-Employer Job Fair on Saturday March 11, 2008
  RI’s Job Count Declines in January; Unemployment Rate Climbs February 29, 2008
  Bank of America Is Now Hiring at the East Providence Contact Center February 26, 2008
  RI's Job Count Relatively Unchanged; Unemployment Rate Climbs Jan. 18, 2008
  Toray Plastics (America), Inc. to Hire 10 Jan. 3, 2008
  Social Security and Unemployment (pdf) - - -

   

  2007 News Releases top of page
  Rhode Island’s Job Count Declines; Unemployment Rate Rises Dec. 21, 2007
  UI & TDI Rates for 2008 Announced Nov. 30, 2007
  Free Business Labor Law Seminar Nov. 27, 2007
  Looking Upwards to Looking to Hire 15 Nov. 26, 2007
  Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate and Job Count Remain Stable in October Nov. 16, 2007
  netWORKri to host Veterans Job Fairs on Nov. 13 & 15 Nov. 6, 2007
  Job Fair Celebrates Disability Employment Month Oct. 24, 2007
  Unemployment Insurance Unit to team with IRS to rout out questionable business practices Oct. 23, 2007
  RI Unemployment Rate Declines; Job Count Continues to Grow Oct. 19, 2007
  TDI eliminates paper checks, beginning this week Sept. 25, 2007
  Free Business Regulation/Occupational Safety Seminar Sept. 21, 2007
  Rhode Island's Job Trend Remains Positive; Unemployment Rate Shows Little Change Sept. 21, 2007
  Tractor Supply Co. Hiring for New Coventry Store Sept. 12, 2007
  Whole Foods to Hire 200 Sept. 11, 2007
  “Knowledge Is Power!” Employer Education Seminar Series August 29, 2007
  Job Count Continues to Trend Upward; Unemployment Rate also Rises August 17, 2007
  Job Count Climbs to New Record-High in June; Unemployment Rate Declines July 20, 2007
  New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates Announced June 21, 2007
  Opportunity for Coverage: Jobs for the Future National Expert Explores
“The Rhode Island Advantage” in workforce development
June 20, 2007
  May Job Count Remains Stable; Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly June 15, 2007
  Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island presents Recognition Awards June 12, 2007
  East Bay Community Action to Hire 30 June 11, 2007
  Help is available at the Pawtucket netWORKri Career Center May 23, 2007
  Job Count in Rhode Island Reaches a New Record-High Level May 18, 2007
  Labor & Training to Offer On-Site Assistance for Bradford Dyeing Employees May 17, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training releases Washington County economic data for Q3 2006 May 4, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training releases Providence Metro RI economic data for Q3 2006 May 4, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training releases Northern RI economic data for Q3 2006 May 4, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training releases Newport County economic data for Q3 2006 May 4, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training releases Kent County economic data for Q3 2006 May 4, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training releases Bristol County economic data for Q3 2006 May 4, 2007
  Monthly employment report addendum:RI employment reaches record high April 20, 2007
  Rhode Island’s Jobless Rate Lowest in Six Years April 20, 2007
  RI Department of Labor and Training launches “Rhody Red” Workers’ Comp Education Campaign April 9, 2007
  RI first in New England to launch UI Electronic Payment Card March 26, 2007
  Rhode Island's Jobless Rate below U.S. Average for First Time since 2005
800 new jobs created in February
March 23, 2007
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Lowest since November 2001 March 2, 2007
  Rhode Island Economy Gained 5,700 Jobs in 2006 March 2, 2007
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in December January 19, 2007

   

  2006 News Releases top of page
  Rhode Island Job Count is Unchanged in November December 22, 2006
  UI & TDI Taxes to Decrease in 2007 December 1, 2006
  Free Business Tax Credit Seminar Encore November 24, 2006
  October's Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since January
as Number of Working Rhode Islanders Continues to Grow
November 17, 2006
  Lifestyle Improvement Workshops; Free and Open to the Public October 24, 2006
  Rhode Island Job Fair to Benefit People with Disabilities October 20, 2006
  More Rhode Islanders Working in September 2006 Than Ever Before
Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since March

October 20, 2006
  Woonsocket netWORKri Career Resource Center Open October 16, 2006
  Rhode Island Receives $386K from Federal Department of Labor October 6, 2006
  Disaster Preparedness and Response:Is Your Business Ready? September 20, 2006
  Unemployment Insurance Fraud Crackdown Results in Fines, Criminal Records
September 18, 2006
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Remains Stable in August September 15, 2006
  Free Business Workshops Slated August 31, 2006
  Department of Labor and Training to Meet Displaced Teknor Apex
Employees On-Site
August 30, 2006
  Rhode Island Resident Employment Reaches a New High in July August 18, 2006
  Rhode Island's Labor Market Remains Relatively Stable in June July 21, 2006
  GWB-RI Grant Recipient Receives National Recognition July 12, 2006
  Restaurant Workers Get Job Placement Assistance June 23, 2006
  New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates for Unemployed Individuals Announced June 23, 2006
  State's Wellness Logo Nationally Recognized June 22, 2006
  Free Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar June 20, 2006
  Unemployment Insurance System Improved June 19, 2006
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Shows Little Change in May June 16, 2006
  A New Day for an Old Building: DLT Supports Woonsocket Rebirth June 9, 2006
  $570K in Grants Awarded to Teach Youth Job Readiness Skills May 24, 2006
  Job Count in Rhode Island Reaches an All-Time High in April May 19, 2006
  Over One Million Dollars in Grants Awarded to Improve Workforce April 26, 2006
  Job Count in Rhode Island Edges Up for Second Month in a Row
The Unemployment Rate Holds Steady
April 21, 2006
  Employers Able to Guide Own Destiny April 18, 2006
  Department of Labor and Training to Meet Displaced Pinnacle Employees On-Site
April 18, 2006
  Unemployment Insurance Fraud Crackdown - Results in Fines, Criminal Records April 13, 2006
  Rhode Island Employers Add Jobs in February:
The Unemployment Rate Edges Up

March 24, 2006
  Carcieri Kicks Off Summer Jobs Program for Youth March 23, 2006
  Understanding How Skills Can Mean “You’re Hired!” March 16, 2006
  Employer Posters Available at No Cost March 14, 2006
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Improved in January March 3, 2006
  Department of Labor and Training Launches Interactive Web Application March 1, 2006
  Industry Grants of $5K to $150K Available January 23, 2006
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in December
The Number of Jobs Declines
January 20, 2006
  Some Qualify for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) Refund January 17, 2006
  $2M in Grants Available to Improve Workforce January 12, 2006

   

  2005 News Releases top of page
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Declines in November; The Number of Jobs Increases
December 16 , 2005
  LAW TO CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL TAX SCHEME November 29, 2005
  2006 UI & TDI Wage Bases and Tax Rate Set November 25, 2005
  Department of Labor and Training Comes Down Hard on Fraudulent UI Claims
November 21, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Drops in October;
The Number of Jobs Declines Slightly

November 18, 2005
  Businesses Can File Right-to-Know Online October 27, 2005
  Rhode Island Receives Federal Department of Labor Award
October 21, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Increases Over the Month
Job Count Declines
October 21, 2005
  Carcieri Authorizes Expedited Unemployment Insurance Benefits for Employers impacted by flooding October 17, 2005
  Extended Hours for Unemployment Insurance Call Center October 17, 2005
  Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Announces Results
of 2005 Job Vacancy Survey

October 6 , 2005
  Rhode Island Introduces On-line Filing for Temporary Disability Insurance Claims October 3 , 2005
  Rhode Island Assists Louisiana File Unemployment Insurance Claims September 19, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate is Virtually Unchanged in August
Job Count Declines

September 16, 2005
  RI Department of Labor and Training Announces the Release of the Results of the
2005 Rhode Island Employee Benefits Survey

September 15, 2005
  RI Department of Labor and Training Receives National Recognition
for Third Straight Year
August 31, 2005
  Unemployment Insurance Fraud Crackdown Results in Fines, Record August 19, 2005
  Rhode Island Job Count Increases for the Tenth Straight Month Jobless Rate Edges Up August 19, 2005
  Unemployment Insurance Program Marks 70 Years August 17, 2005
  New Provision in TDI Law to Benefit Combat Veterans July 27, 2005
  The Rhode Island Job Count Increases for the Ninth Straight Month
Jobless Rate Edges Up
July 22, 2005
  Woonsocket netWORKri Career Center Remains Closed July 1, 2005
  Unemployment Insurance Call Center Expects July Rush June 21, 2005
  The Rhode Island Job Count Increases for the Eighth Straight Month
Jobless Rate Declines in May
June 17, 2005
  New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates for Unemployed Individuals Announced
June 15, 2005
  National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appellate Boards(NAUIAB) Conference in Newport June 13th-16th June 10, 2005
  RI DLT Announces the Woonsocket netWORKri Center is Temporarily Closed June 10, 2005
  The Rhode Island Job Count Increases for the Seventh Straight Month
Jobless Rate Rises in April
May 20, 2005
  Women’s Earnings in the Ocean State May 20, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Shows Little Change in March
The Job Count Remains Relatively Flat

April 15, 2005
  $750,000 Grant Awarded to Assist Displaced HomeGoods Workers March 29, 2005
  Workers' Comp Insurance Fraud Sweep Recovers $36K March 22, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in February - The Number of Jobs
Increases for Fifth Straight Month

March 18, 2005
  Money Management Techniques - Free Seminar March 10, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Declines in January: 
The Number of Jobs Increases
March 2, 2005
  Rhode Island Selected by US Dept. of Labor to Receive Reemployment Grant February 28, 2005
  Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Shows Little Change in December; The Number of Jobs Increases January 18, 2005

   

2004 News Releases top of page
Unemployment Insurance Claims Computer Crashes December 30, 2004
Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Continues Downward Trend in November;
Remains Below National Rate

December 17, 2004
2005 Unemployment Insurance Tax Schedule December 6, 2004
Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.5 Percent in October November 19, 2004
2005 UI & TDI TAXABLE WAGE BASES DETERMINED;TDI TAX RATE DROPS November 5, 2004
Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.0 Percent in September
Falls Below National Rate for First Time in Six Months
October 22, 2004
Free Self-Improvement Seminar for Women:
Topics to include education, employment, health, home ownership
October 5, 2004
Unemployment Insurance Claims May Now Be Filed in Spanish, Portuguese, and English via Internet October 1, 2004
Rhode Island Unemployment Rate Declines in August September 17, 2004
September 16, 2004
Unemployment Insurance Claims Filing Is Now Available in Spanish and Portuguese
September 15, 2004
Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Declines Slightly in July August 20, 2004
RI Department of Labor and Training Division Recognized Nationally for Excellence August 17, 2004
State Awarded $35K Grant to Reduce Tax Evasion July 30, 2004
Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate Edges Up in June July 16, 2004
Workers’ Compensation Assessment to Drop Most Employers Will Save Money July 15, 2004
$625,000 Grant Awarded to Assist Displaced Workers July 7, 2004
Smithfield Resident Elected President of the
National Association of Unemployment Insurance Appellate Boards (NAUIAB)
June 29, 2004
New Maximum Weekly Benefit Rates for Unemployed Individuals Announced June 24, 2004
Rhode Island's Unemployment Rate Inches Down in May
The Number of Jobs Increases
June 18, 2004
Parents Encouraged to Monitor Working Children June 18, 2004
Business Closure Motivates Compliance with Workers’ Compensation Laws June 2, 2004
Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate Inches up Slightly in April, 
The Number of Jobs Declines
May 21, 2004
Providence netWORKri Center to Host Health Services Job Fair  May 19, 2004

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