R.I. still has second highest unemployment rate in N.E.

RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
RHODE ISLAND had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England, despite a nearly half-percentage point decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in July was the second highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The 3.5% unemployment rate was only higher than Connecticut in the region. The United States unemployment rate in July was 3.7%, a 0.2 percentage point decline on the year. Read…

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