PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee released the following statement on today’s jobs report, which shows that Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.6 percent, the lowest in recorded history. Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is also well below the national rate of 3.8 percent, and September marked the 22nd consecutive month that the state’s unemployment rate was below the U.S. rate.
“We’re pleased to see growth in the state’s labor force and the number of working Rhode Islanders for the sixth consecutive month,” said Governor McKee. “Rhode Islanders are hard at work, reflecting a thriving economy and underlining the state’s commitment to economic development and employment opportunities. As more Rhode Islanders find meaningful employment, the entire community benefits. Increased employment opportunities not only improve the quality of life for individuals and families but also contribute to the overall prosperity and well-being of the state.”
See the full jobs report here.