Providence metro unemployment ticks down to 13.5% in June

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the providence metro are was 13.5% in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 13.5% in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate in June dipped to 13.5%, not seasonally adjusted, from 16.7% the previous month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Wednesday. The June rate is an increase of 10.1 percentage points year over year. The nonseasonally adjusted Rhode Island unemployment rate in June was 12.1%, while…

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