R.I. tied for highest unemployment rate in N.E. in Oct.

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was tied for the highest in New England as well as with the national average in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was tied for the highest in New England as well as with the national average in October. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied with Connecticut for the highest unemployment rate in New England in October at 3.6%, seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tuesday. The United States unemployment rate was also 3.6% in October. There were eight states that had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier that the BLS…

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