PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the third-highest unemployment charge in New England in August at 2.8%, in line with information launched by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.
The company stated the nationwide unemployment charge was greater in August than a month earlier in 16 states and the District of Columbia and remained steady in 34 states. The info confirmed that in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., the unemployment charge fell in August in comparison with August 2021.
The nation’s unemployment charge stood at 3.7% in August, up from 3.5% in July, and 1.5 share factors decrease than in August 2021.
The District of Columbia had the very best unemployment charge within the nation in August at 5.1%, whereas Minnesota had the bottom unemployment charge at 1.9%.
Unemployment charge in New England in August:
- New Hampshire: 2%, similar in July, down from 3.4% a yr earlier.
- Vermont: 2.1%, similar as in July, down from 3.2% yr on yr.
- Rhode Island: 2.8%, up from 2.7% in July and down from 5.8% in August 2021.
- Maine: 3.1%, up from 2.8% in July, however down from 4.8% yr on yr.
- Massachusetts: 3.6%, up from 3.5% in July however down from 5.5% a yr earlier.
- Connecticut: 4.1%, up from 3.7% a month earlier, however down from 6.1% year-over-year.
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