R.I.’s unemployment rate highest in New England in 2016

RHODE ISLAND had the highest unemployment rate in New England last year at 5.3 percent, which was higher than the overall New England rate of 4.1 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. /COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
RHODE ISLAND had the highest unemployment rate in New England last year at 5.3 percent, which was higher than the overall New England rate of 4.1 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. /COURTESY U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate in New England last year at 5.3 percent, which was higher than the overall New England rate of 4.1 percent and the national rate of 4.9 percent. All of the New England states saw their unemployment rates fall over the year, mirroring national and regional patterns,…

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