Nearly one in 5 workers still ‘underemployed’ in Rhode Island

By Ted Nesi

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island’s “underemployment” rate was 18.9% over the past year, meaning nearly one in five workers wanted a full-time job but couldn’t find one, according to newly released U.S. Labor Department data.

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