R.I.’s December jobs report indicates improvement; unemployment at 4.8%

RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in December was 4.8%, down from 5.1% in November, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in December was 4.8%, down from 5.1% in November, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery is improving slightly from month to month, but is still lagging behind the U.S. According to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training’s latest jobs report released Thursday, the state’s unemployment rate in December was 4.8%, a decrease by three-tenths of a percentage point from November, and a decline…

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