R.I.’s unemployment rate remains
2nd highest in N.E. in Dec.

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined at the second-fastest pace in New England in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined at the second-fastest pace in New England in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in New England in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. The Ocean State’s 3.5% rate, level with the national rate, edged ahead of only Connecticut’s 3.7% rate in the region. However, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate also posted the second-highest percentage point…

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