R.I. unemployment rate drops to 7% in October

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined to 7% in October, but remained twice as high as it was one year prior. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate declined to 7% in October, but remained twice as high as it was one year prior. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in October was 7%, down from 10.5% in September but still double what it was one year prior, the R.I. Department of Labor announced Thursday. The United States unemployment rate was 6.9% in October, a decline from 7.9% in September and an increase from 3.6% one year…

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