R.I. unemployment rate rises to 8.1% in December

THE RHODE ISLAND unemployment rate increased to 8.1% in December. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was 8.1%, an increase from 7.3% in November, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. The state’s unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points higher than the national rate of 6.7% in December. Rhode Island's unemployment rate was 3.5% in December 2019. The number of…

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