Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over year and a 0.1 percentage-point increase month to month, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. Rhode Island’s unadjusted unemployment rate was level with the U.S. unemployment rate, which…

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