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Unemployment drops to lowest point since 2008

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By: Dee DeQuattro

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Unemployment in Rhode Island drops to the lowest since September of 2008.

In March of 2014 the Rhode Island Department of Labor says the unemployment rate dropped to 8.7%, .6% lower than it was at the beginning of the year.

The number of unemployed Rhode Island residents is at 48,500 down by 1,100 people since February. Rhode Island's labor force also grew by 1,500.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 6.7% in March.

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