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

RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate in May was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate in May was the second highest rate in New England. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – The 3.6% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in May was the second highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The Ocean State’s unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year, the third-fastest rate decline in the region. Maine was the only state in…

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