R.I. jobless rate still highest in N.E. as labor force shrinks

NEW ENGLAND REMAINS below the national unemployment rate through July, although Rhode Island is still the state in the region with the highest jobless rate.
NEW ENGLAND REMAINS below the national unemployment rate through July, although Rhode Island is still the state in the region with the highest jobless rate.
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s unemployment rate remains the highest among New England states after rising to a seasonally adjusted 8.9 percent in July from 8.8 percent a month earlier, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday. Rhode Island joins 11 states and the District of Columbia with a jobless rate measurably…

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