Providence metro unemployment rate ticks up to 7.6% in Dec.

THE PROVIDENCE METRO unemployment rate in December was 7.6%, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 7.6% in December, a rise from 6.8% in November and 3.2% one year prior, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Wednesday. The national unemployment rate in December was 6.5%.  The number of unemployed individuals in the Providence metro area totaled 51,478,…

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