Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 1,700 from May; June Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.5 Percent

Rhode Island-Based Jobs Up 1,700 from May; June Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.5 Percent

CRANSTON, RI – The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2016 was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down half of a percentage point from the June 2015 rate. The U.S. unemployment […]

Narragansett Bay East Passage Closed to Boat Traffic on Saturday, August 13 for Save The Bay Swim

Narragansett Bay East Passage Closed to Boat Traffic on Saturday, August 13 for Save The Bay Swim

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Saturday, August 13, portions of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay between Gould Island and Conanicut (Jamestown), and extending to Pell Newport Bridge, will be temporarily closed to vessel traffic for the Save The Bay Swim. Vessel traffic may pass on the west side of Jamestown. The U.S. Coast Guard may allow […]

Bank of America’s Kevin Tracy Elected Chairman of Junior Achievement Board of Directors

Bank of America’s Kevin Tracy Elected Chairman of Junior Achievement Board of Directors

Providence, RI – Kevin Tracy, Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Business Banking at Bank of America, was elected Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Rhode Island (JA) at their Annual Meeting of the Corporation held on June 28th. Kevin has served on the board since 2007 and is a resident of […]

Rhode Island Housing Market Ahead of Last Year in June but Beginning to Moderate

Rhode Island Housing Market Ahead of Last Year in June but Beginning to Moderate

WARWICK, RI – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors released June home sale statistics today which showed moderating activity, though sales remained above the level of 12 months earlier.  Single family home sales rose 2.6 percent last month compared to June, 2015, and the median sales price rose 3.6 percent to $245,000. Both sales activity and […]

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