Lawmakers, businesses disagree on unemployment cause

RHODE ISLAND lawmakers - including U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse - say they are working hard to close the gap between available jobs and skilled workers in the state, but there may be a mismatch with local business leaders on determining the biggest obstacle in lowering the unemployment rate. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTORIA AROCHO
RHODE ISLAND lawmakers - including U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse - say they are working hard to close the gap between available jobs and skilled workers in the state, but there may be a mismatch with local business leaders on determining the biggest obstacle in lowering the unemployment rate. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTORIA AROCHO
WARWICK – Rhode Island’s congressional representatives say they are working hard to close the gap between available jobs and skilled workers in the state. But there may be a mismatch between them and local business leaders on determining the biggest obstacle in lowering the unemployment rate. Nearly 49 percent of attendees at the Greater Providence…

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