Rhode Island had the fourth-highest jobless rate nationally in 2010

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THE JOBLESS RATE IN NEW ENGLAND WAS 8.5 percent in 2010, compared to the national annual average of 9.6 percent. For a larger version of this image, CLICK HERE. /
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the fourth-highest jobless rate in the nation in 2010, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday. Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 11.6 percent in 2010, compared to 10.8 percent in 2009. Unemployed persons grew to 67,000 in 2010 from 61,000 a year…

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