R.I. has highest unemployment rate in N.E. in April

RHODE ISLAND had the highest unemployment rate in new England in April at 17%. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
RHODE ISLAND had the highest unemployment rate in new England in April at 17%. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April of all New England states at 17%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday. The Ocean State’s 13.4 percentage point rise year over year ranked second highest in the region, behind New Hampshire’s 13.8 percentage point increase in that time. Rhode…

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