Labor force declines more pronounced in Sept., Oct.

THE RHODE ISLAND AND Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area unemployment rates shrank in September and October compared with last year, as labor forces in both regions shrank. The national non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 7 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
THE RHODE ISLAND AND Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area unemployment rates shrank in September and October compared with last year, as labor forces in both regions shrank. The national non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 7 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island and the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area dropped in September and October compared with the same periods last year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics nonseasonally adjusted data released Thursday. In addition, both regions saw their jobless rates decline on a monthly basis between August and October.…

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