BLS: R.I. nets job loss in 2017 Q3

RHODE ISLAND REPORTED a net job loss of 1,671 in Q3 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
RHODE ISLAND REPORTED a net job loss of 1,671 in Q3 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – In Rhode Island, net employment decreased by 1,671 jobs in the third quarter of 2017, adding 24,892 gross jobs while reporting a gross job loss of 26,563, seasonally adjusted, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. Job gains in Rhode Island as a percent of employment were 5.9 percent in the…

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