R.I. unemployment rate fourth highest in nation

The RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was fourth highest in the nation in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE
The RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate was fourth highest in the nation in September. / AP FILE PHOTO/ STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – The 10.5% unemployment rate in Rhode Island in September was fourth highest in the nation and the highest in New England, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Tuesday. The state unemployment rate did, however, decline 2.4 percentage points month to month, the largest decline in the region. Read PBN's full breakdown of…

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