R.I. unemployment highest in N.E. in Jan., despite 9.1% year-over-year drop

RHODE ISLAND'S 4 percent unemployment rate in January was the highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
RHODE ISLAND'S 4 percent unemployment rate in January was the highest in New England. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEFF KOWALSKY
PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4 percent in January, level with the national unemployment rate and the highest in New England, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Monday. The Rhode Island unemployment rate declined 0.4 percentage points year over year from 4.4 percent. The percentage-point drop was…

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