R.I. June joblessness rate 3rd most affordable in New England


RHODE ISLAND had the third-lowest joblessness rate in New England in June at 2.7%, according to information launched by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats on Friday./ NAM Y. HUH/ ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOOT

PROVIDENCE– Rhode Island had the third-lowest joblessness rate in New England in June at 2.7%, according to information launched by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats on Friday.

Joblessness rates were lower month to month in June in 10 states, consisting of Rhode Island, greater in 2 states and steady in 38 states and the District of Columbia, the company reported. All 50 states and Washington, D.C., had unemployed rate reduces year over year in June, the information revealed.

The nationwide joblessness rate was 3.6% in June, the same from Might however 2.3 portion points lower year over year.

The District of Columbia had the greatest joblessness rate in the nation in June at 5.5%, while Minnesota had the most affordable rate at 1.9%.

New England joblessness rates in June:

  • New Hampshire: 2%, a decrease from 2.1% in May and 3.6% one year prior.
  • Vermont: 2.2%, below 2.3% in May and a decrease from 3.5% year over year.
  • Rhode Island: 2.7%, a decrease from 2.9% one month prior and 6.2% year over year.
  • Maine: 3%, a decrease from 3.2% in May and 5% year over year.
  • Massachusetts: 3.7%, a decrease from 3.9% in May and 6% one year prior.
  • Connecticut: 4%, a decrease from 4.2% one month prior and 6.7% year over year.

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