R.I. unemployment rate dips to 2.9%, a 30-year low

RHODE ISLAND'S economic recovery continued in June with the monthly unemployment rate dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from May to 2.7%, matching the lowest rate on record, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday. AP FILE PHOTO / LYNNE SLADKY
CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in May with the monthly unemployment rate dropping three-tenths of a percentage point from April to 2.9%, falling below 3% for the first time in 30 years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday.  Nonfarm payrolls totaled 496,800 in May, an increase of 900 from…

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