Rhode Island jobless rate falls to 8.7% in MarchApril 17th, 2014 at 2:13 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
By Ted Nesi
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% in March, new data released Thursday shows.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 8.7% from 9% the prior month and is now at the lowest level since September 2008, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said in a statement. By comparison, last month’s unemployment rate was 6.7% nationwide and 6.3% in Massachusetts.