Providence metro unemployment 3.9% in May

THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in May to 3.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE NON-SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area declined 0.2 percentage points year over year in May to 3.9 percent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.9 percent in May, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.2 percentage point decline both year over year and month to month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The national unemployment rate in May was 3.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, a 0.5…

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