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 BusinessPROVIDENCE, R.I. — Tax credits. Lower cost of living. Restaurants and beaches. Full StorySAN FRANCISCO — Netflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even... Full StoryNEW YORK — Elaine Chao’s record at the Labor Department suggests she’d have a light hand when it... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed