PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today’s jobs report, which shows that Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent. Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is also well below the national rate of 3.6 percent, and June marked the 19th consecutive month that the state’s unemployment rate was below the U.S. rate.
“We’re pleased that over the past three months we’ve seen continued growth in Rhode Island’s labor force. In the last three months, thousands more Rhode Islanders are working or actively seeking full-time employment – helping Rhode Island employers meet their hiring needs,” said Governor McKee. “With the recent passage of our Administration’s #RIReady budget, we look forward to continuing our economic momentum through key programs and initiatives that support job creation and workforce development.”
See the full jobs report here.