R.I. recovers jobs lost in recession, unemployment beats national average

June marks the fifth consecutive month Rhode Island's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is below the nation's figure./ PHOTO COURTESY OF R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.2 percent in June, an increase from May’s 4.1 percent, according to a Thursday statement by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. This marks a 1.2 percentage point drop in in the state’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate in a year-to-year comparison with June…

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