DOT: R.I. jobless rate dips in January to 4.7%, lower than U.S. rate first time in more than decade

THE R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in January. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THE R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in January. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
(Updated, 4:10 p.m.)</font size> PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island fell to 4.7 percent in January, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from December and a 0.7 percentage point decline from the January 2016 rate, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. The national unemployment rate in January was 4.8…

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