Economic forecast: R.I. economy to rebound slowly, full recovery by 2022

THIS GRAPHIC produced by economic advisors IHS Markit shows how Rhode Island's unemployment and employment statistics have rebounded since the pandemic struck. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has recovered almost 60% of the jobs lost in the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns of the spring, but the remainder will take several years to reappear, according to an economist who is advising state leaders. The sudden shock of joblessness, which reached its peak in April, then led to a swift rebound…

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