R.I. unemployment rate remains nearly level in June at 5.9%

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate in June was 5.9%. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s monthly unemployment rate declined 0.1 percentage points in June, to 5.9%, level with the United States unemployment rate that increased 0.1 percentage points month to month, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. One year prior, the state’s unemployment rate was 10.9%, while the national rate was 11.1%. In…

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