BLS: R.I. tied with Conn. for highest April unemployment in N.E.

RHODE ISLAND has the highest April unemployment in New England, tied with Connecticut at 4.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
RHODE ISLAND has the highest April unemployment in New England, tied with Connecticut at 4.5 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England at 4.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. New Hampshire reported the lowest unemployment in April at 2.6 percent. Maine reported the second-lowest unemployment rate in the region with 2.7 percent unemployment, followed by Vermont at…

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