Providence metro unemployment ticks down, payrolls up in Feb.

PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE METRO UNEMPLOYMENT, not seasonally adjusted, ticked down in February, as the civilian labor force grew and the number of unemployed declined slightly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area declined 0.1 percentage points year over year, not seasonally adjusted, to 5.3 percent in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The civilian labor force in the Providence metro area grew by 7,554 workers to 688,191 in February from a year earlier. The…
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