R.I.’s Aug. unemployment rate 2nd-highest in U.S.

RHODE ISLAND'S 12.8% unemployment rate in August was second highest in the nation, second to Nevada's 13.2% rate. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
RHODE ISLAND'S 12.8% unemployment rate in August was second highest in the nation, behind Nevada's 13.2% rate. / AP FILE PHOTO/ERIC GAY
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation in August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said of Friday. The state’s 12.8% unemployment rate was only lower than Nevada’s rate of 13.2% for the month. Read PBN’s full breakdown of Rhode Island's August employment figures here. Year over year, Rhode Island…

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