R.I. gains 5K jobs over year, highest state total since Aug. 2007

THREE INDUSTRY SECTORS stood out for making year-over-year job gains in July - Accommodation & Food Services, Manufacturing, and Professional & Business Services - gaining 5,200 jobs in the 12-month period, even as the state as a whole added 5,000 jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THREE INDUSTRY SECTORS stood out for making year-over-year job gains in July - Accommodation & Food Services, Manufacturing, and Professional & Business Services - gaining 5,200 jobs in the 12-month period, even as the state as a whole added 5,000 jobs. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for July 2016 in Rhode Island was 5.5 percent, unchanged from June 2016 and four-tenths of a percentage point less than a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. One thousand three hundred more Rhode Islanders were employed in July 2016 than in June –…

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