R.I. jobless rate remains third highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s jobless rate remained the highest in New England and the third highest in the nation in October at 7.4 percent, according to information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nationwide, Rhode Island trailed only Georgia and Mississippi, which had jobless rates of 7.7 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively, last month.…

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  1. For a more detailed analysis of this story; Refer to
    The Bureau Of Labor Statistics;
    http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm …which is updated quarterly…
    as of 10/24/2014, Rhode Island’s Employment/Unemployment Rate
    of measurement at Level U6 is: FOURTEEN POINT FOUR PER CENT (14.4%)
    and as of 11/7/2014, the National Employment/Unemployment Rate of measurement at
    at Level U6 is: ELEVEN POINT FIVE PERCENT (11.5%)
    (further details at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm
    which is updated monthly)…..jkp