Nearly one in 5 workers still ‘underemployed’ in Rhode Island

By Ted Nesi

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island’s “underemployment” rate was 18.9% over the past year, meaning nearly one in five workers wanted a full-time job but couldn’t find one, according to newly released U.S. Labor Department data.

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1 thought on “Nearly one in 5 workers still ‘underemployed’ in Rhode Island

  1. Rhode Island will never have decent jobs until there is a change in how Rhode Island is run. Elminate all antibusiness regulations such as inventory tax, business tax just to operate a business, the car tax. Next make Rhode Island right to work and fire all public sector employees when their contract ends. Hire all new people at more realistic wages and benefits and set high standards for performance.

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