Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in Aug.

PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.5 percentage points to 3.9 percent in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT declined 0.5 percentage points to 3.9 percent in August. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.9 percent in August on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in August was just lower than the Providence metro unemployment rate at 3.8 percent. The…

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