Providence metro unemployment rate was 3.1% in April

THE NONSEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area in April was 3.1%. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
THE NONSEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate in the Providence metro area in April was 3.1%. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.1% in April, a 0.8 percentage point decline year over year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The report said that the Providence metro was among 306 of 389 metro areas nationwide to have an unemployment decline year over year…

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