R.I. unemployment rate climbs for second consecutive month

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in December 2017, marking its second consecutive increase. / COURTESY OF THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in December 2017, marking its second consecutive increase. / COURTESY OF THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – In a second consecutive month, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent in December, according to a Thursday announcement by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. However, the Ocean State’s December measurement shows a 0.5 percent dip year-to-date. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at…

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