Rhode Island unemployment rate drops slightly

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CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.4% in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from December.

The state Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that the unemployment rate was also three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the January 2019 rate of 3.7%.

Rhode Island’s January unemployment rate was two-tenths of a percentage point lower than national rate of 3.6%.

The state’s January non-farm job count of 505,500 dropped by 200 from the revised December job count of 505,700.

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