R.I. has second-highest unemployment in N.E. in Sept.

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment growth rate in September was the second-highest in New England, only ahead of Connecticut. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment growth rate in September was the second-highest in New England, only ahead of Connecticut. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 3.9 percent unemployment in September was the second-highest in New England, ahead of Connecticut’s 4.2 percent, and 0.2 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. Rhode Island’s 0.6 percentage-point unemployment decline year over year was just faster than the…

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