R.I. labor force grows in May as unemployed total drops as well

A WORKER COUNTS stocks of sheet aluminum rolls. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC
A WORKER COUNTS stocks of sheet aluminum rolls. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC
PROVIDENCE – Unemployment in Rhode Island declined 1.7 percentage points year over year in May from 5.3 percent to 3.6 percent on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Wednesday. The number of unemployed Ocean State residents in May decreased by 8,844 people from May of last year…

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