R.I. unemployment rate drops to 3.2% in April, 2,400 nonfarm jobs gained from March

RHODE ISLAND’S economic recovery continued in April with the monthly unemployment rate dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from March to 3.2%, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY
CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in April with the monthly unemployment rate dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from March to 3.2%, its lowest level since March 1989, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday. Nonfarm payrolls in Rhode Island totaled 495,500 in April, an increase of 2,400 from the…

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