RI unemployment rate drops to 7.9%

By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro 

The Rhode Island unemployment rate has dropped to 7.9% in June according to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

These numbers are down three-tenths of a percentage point from the May 2014. Its dropped over a percentage point since last June when it was 9.5%.

This is the lowest unemployment rate in Rhode Island since June of 2008. The number of unemployed Rhode Islanders was down by 1,400 since May, representing the eleventh consecutive decrease.

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