Providence metro unemployment rate hits 18.2% in April

THE PROVIDENCE metro unemployment rate was 18.2% in April, higher than the U.S. rate of 14.4%. / COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in April was 18.2%, an increase from 3.3% one year prior, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The national unemployment rate at that time was 14.4%. In Rhode Island, the rate was 17.8% for the month. Providence metro’s labor…

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