R.I. monthly labor market data raises accuracy questions

STATE OFFICIALS and economists are raising questions about the accuracy of the latest monthly labor market data, which showed the state lost 2,100 jobs from September to October. /AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA
PROVIDENCE – If the state’s monthly labor market report should usually be taken with a grain of salt, the latest statistics call for a bucket full. Even Matthew Weldon, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training director, questioned the accuracy of the October jobs report, which showed the state lost 2,100 jobs from the month…

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