PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-lowest unemployment charge in New England in April at 3.2%, in line with information launched by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
Unemployment charges have been decrease month to month in April in 37 states and the District of Columbia and secure in 13 states, the company reported. All 50 states and Washington, D.C., had jobless charge decreases yr over yr in April, the info confirmed.
The nationwide unemployment charge was 3.6% in April, unchanged from March however 2.4 proportion factors decrease yr over yr.
The District of Columbia had the very best unemployment charge within the nation in April at 5.8%, whereas Nebraska and Utah had the bottom charge at 1.9% every.
New England unemployment charges in April:
- New Hampshire: 2.3%, a decline from 2.4% in March and three.8% one yr prior.
- Vermont: 2.7%, up from 2.6% in March however a decline from 3.7% yr over yr.
- Rhode Island: 3.2%, a decline from 3.4% one month prior and 6.1% one yr prior.
- Maine: 3.3%, a decline from 3.6% in March and 5% yr over yr.
- Massachusetts: 4.1%, a decline from 4.3% in March and 6.3% one yr prior.
- Connecticut: 4.4%, a decline from 4.6% one month prior and seven% yr over yr.
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