R.I.’s December unemployment rate the highest in New England

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate of 8.1% in December was the highest in New England. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island unemployment rate of 8.1% in December remained above the national unemployment rate of 6.7%, and was highest in New England, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tuesday. The highest unemployment rate in the nation was in Hawaii and Nevada at 9.3% and 9.2%, respectively. Nebraska and South Dakota had…

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