Jobs grow as R.I. jobless rate falls from year ago

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE for Rhode Island stood at 3.6% in August, a decline from 3.9% a year earlier, but an increase of joblessness of one-tenth of a percentage point from July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE for Rhode Island stood at 3.6% in August, a decline from 3.9% a year earlier, but an increase of joblessness of one-tenth of a percentage point from July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate saw a month-over-month increase in August, rising to 3.6% after hitting 3.5% in July, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. In August 2018, the jobless rate was 3.9%. The August unemployment rate remained below the national jobless rate of 3.7% in August. The…

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