R.I. Jan. unemployment rate third highest in N.E.

RHODE ISLAND had the third highest unemployment rate in New England in January at 7.2%. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment rate in New England in January at 7.2%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Monday. The state’s unemployment rate declined 0.5 percentage points month to month, but was still higher than a rate of 3.8% one year prior, reflecting the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19…

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