august http://ripr.org en Rhode Island's Unemployment Increasing http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islands-unemployment-increasing <p>Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is headed in the wrong direction.</p><p></p><p>Rhode Island’s unemployment rate increased from 8.9 percent in July to 9.1 percent in August.&nbsp; At the same time the national unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.3 percent.</p><p>The number of unemployed residents is 50,100 – up 800 from July. Over the year, however, the number of unemployed has fallen by about eight thousand.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:35:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 21982 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island's Unemployment Increasing