Providence metro unemployment falls to 3.7% in July

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 3.7% in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence metro area was 3.7% in July. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7% in July, not seasonally adjusted, level with the Rhode Island unemployment rate and lower than the national rate of 4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The metro unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points year over year, the same as…

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