Providence metro unemployment declines to 3.8% in June

PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE METRO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT in June declined 0.5 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.8 percent in June, a 0.5 percentage point drop from 4.3 percent in June 2017 on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The metro-area labor force expanded 1.9 percent year over year to 701,265 in June 2018, while…

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