R.I. jobless rate drops slightly in October, down to 5.5%

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate slipped to 5.5 percent in October, compared with September's 5.6 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate slipped to 5.5 percent in October, compared with September's 5.6 percent, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in October, representing a 0.1 percentage point decline from both the prior month and October 2015, according to a release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in October, also a 0.1 percentage…

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