R.I. jobless rate remains third highest in nation at 7.7%

RHODE ISLAND continues to have the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, trailing only Georgia, which ranked No. 1, and Mississippi, No. 2, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
RHODE ISLAND continues to have the third highest unemployment rate in the nation, trailing only Georgia, which ranked No. 1, and Mississippi, No. 2, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation in August at 7.7 percent, trailing only Georgia, which was No. 1 at 8.1 percent, and Mississippi, No. 2 with 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This marks the second month that Rhode…

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  1. If you go to http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm (published on July 30th) you will see that, at Level U6, we’re still at FIFTEEN POINT THREE PERCENT (15.3%)…now California and Nevada are TIED for the bottom/last place, with Arizona coming in right behind them and RI next in line….The NEXT report broken down to State(s) level is due to be published on Friday, October 24th….until then….jkp