Unemployment rate falls to 4.4 percent, first decline in 2 months

PROVIDENCE – Breaking a two-month streak at 4.5 percent, the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 4.4 in May, according to a report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training Thursday. The Ocean State’s unemployment rate in May 2017 was also 4.4 percent. The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also…
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