Providence metro unemployment declines to 2.9% in Oct.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 2.9% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the Providence metro was 2.9% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 2.9% in October, seasonally adjusted, a decline from 3.4% one year prior, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The unemployment rate in the metro area was level with the Rhode Island rate for the month. The national unemployment rate in October…

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