BLS: R.I. unemployment rate highest in N.E. in Dec.

RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE declined 0.4 percentage points to 3.8 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE declined 0.4 percentage points to 3.8 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 3.8 percent nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was the highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday, however, the state’s unemployment rate decline year over year was tied for second fastest in the region. The unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points in December from 4.2 percent…

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