Providence metro area unemployment rate ticks down to 3.1% in Nov.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 3.1% in November, just lower than the Rhode Island rate of 3.2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 3.1% in November, just lower than the Rhode Island rate of 3.2%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.6 percentage points year over year to 3.1% in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The national unemployment rate was 3.3% in November, not seasonally adjusted. The metro area’s labor force totaled 700,131 in November, a 0.9% increase year over…

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