BLS: R.I. had second-highest May unemployment in New England

RHODE ISLAND'S 4.4 percent unemployment rate in May was the second-highest in New England behind Connecticut's 4.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest May unemployment rate in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to new numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. Rhode Island’s 4.4 percent unemployment just barely eked out ahead of Connecticut’s 4.5 percent unemployment. The unemployment rate remained the same from May 2017. New Hampshire had…
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