PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in March, unchanged from the previous month.
That level is the lowest since August 2007.
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The state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday said the rate fell nine-tenths of a percentage point from March 2015, when the rate was 6.3 percent.
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is four-tenths of a percentage point above the national rate of 5 percent.
The number of Rhode Island-based jobs grew 2,700 from February, and the number of employed residents grew by 600.