in NE drops
New England’s unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent in November, just below the U.S. average.
The New England information office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the rate for the six-state region last week. It was down from 7.1 percent in October and 7.2 percent a year earlier.
The national unemployment rate in November was 7 percent.
Rhode Island had the highest jobless rate in the region, at 9 percent, which ties it with Nevada for the worst in the nation.
Connecticut’s rate was 7.6 percent, Massachusetts’ was 7.1 percent, Maine’s was 6.4 percent, New Hampshire’s was 5.1 percent and Vermont’s was 4.4 percent.MORE IN World/National BusinessNEW YORK — Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets... Full StoryATLANTA — Coca-Cola cut its sales forecast for the year on Wednesday, but says it’s making... Full StoryNEW YORK — Expect more talk about small business issues like taxes and regulations as the... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed