R.I. June unemployment rate second highest in N.E.

RHODE ISLAND's unemployment rate was the second highest in New England in June. / AP FILE PHOTO/ ERIC GAY
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s 12.4% unemployment rate in June was the second highest in New England, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday. Massachusetts’ 17.4% rate was the highest in the nation. The United States unemployment rate was 11.1% for the month, an increase of 7.4 percentage points year over year and a decline…

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