R.I. jobless rate falls again in Feb. to 4.5%, below national rate for second consecutive month

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING said Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in February. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING said Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in February. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE - Falling to a level not seen since May 2001, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.5 percent in February, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. The rate is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than January’s jobless rate and nine-tenths of a percentage point lower than the rate recorded…

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