BLS: Providence metro July unemployment drops to 4.2%

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 4.2 percent in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4.2 percent in July, a 0.5 percentage point decline year over year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.1 percent in July, a 0.6 percentage point decline year over year. The…

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