New England jobless rate rises to 7.3% in August

THE JOBLESS RATE in the New England area rose to 7.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, in August.
Posted 9/21/12

WASHINGTON – New England’s unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points from July to August to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday.

Year over year, New England’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fared better, dropping 0.5 percentage points from the 7.8 percent posted in August 2011.

Nationally, the unemployment rate fell 1.0 percentage point year over year to 8.1 percent in August.

From July to August, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to 10.7 percent. Year over year, the Ocean State’s jobless numbers dropped 0.7 percentage points from August 2011.

From July to August, Massachusetts’ unemployment rose 0.2 percentage points to 6.3 percent. The Bay State saw a 1.1 percentage point drop from from August 2011 to August 2012.

The Ocean State had the highest jobless rate among the New England states and the second-highest jobless rate in the nation – behind Nevada at 12.1 percent.

PBN Hosted

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News