R.I. unemployment rate second highest in N.E. despite fastest decline

RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent in November. Rhode Island had the fastest rate of decline in the New England region in that time but remained with the second-highest unemployment rate in the region. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
RHODE ISLAND unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year to 3.8 percent in November. Rhode Island had the fastest rate of decline in the New England region in that time but remained with the second-highest unemployment rate in the region. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s unemployment rate declined 0.7 percentage points year over year in November, the largest percentage-point decline in New England, to 3.8 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. Despite the decline in unemployment, Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment in the region in November, only ahead of Connecticut…

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