R.I. unemployment rate has slight uptick in August

RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 5.6 percent from July's 5.5 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
RHODE ISLAND'S unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 5.6 percent from July's 5.5 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths of one percentage point from the year prior, reported the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. Nationally, August’s unemployment rate held steady from July at 4.9 percent, but decreased…

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