Providence metro unemployment rate hits 12.6% in August

THE PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment rate in August was 12.6%. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick Fall River metropolitan area was 12.6% in August, not seasonally adjusted, an increase from 3.7% one year prior, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Wednesday. The national non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in August was 8.5% One month prior, the jobless rate in the metro area…

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