Unemployment rate drops to 10.7% in August

THE OCEAN STATE'S unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points in August to 10.7 percent. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THE OCEAN STATE'S unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points in August to 10.7 percent. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
CRANSTON – The state’s jobless rate marked a fourth consecutive month of improvement in August, falling to 10.7 percent according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. A department report released Friday shows the rate is a 0.1 percent point decrease from the 10.8 percent July rate and 0.7 percentage point decrease from the…
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