Unemployment in Rhode Island Rose to 17% in April

2.3% above the national average

CRANSTON, R.I (WLNE) – The RI Department of Labor and Training announced that the unemployment rate hit 17% in April on Thursday.

The national average is 14.7%

According to the DLT, the unemployment rate in Rhode Island was 4.7%  in March, and 3.6% in April of 2019.

The number of unemployed Rhode Island residents was up 63,800 over the month according to DLT.

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