R.I. unemployment rate swells to 3.4%

RHODE ISLAND’S seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4% in October, up three-tenths of a percentage point from September, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO / LYNNE SLADKY
CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.4% in October, up three-tenths of a percentage point from September, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said on Thursday. The number of unemployed Rhode Island residents in October was 19,500, an increase of 1,700 from September. However, that number is down 9,100 compared to…

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