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WASHINGTON – Unemployment rates were lower in November in 322 of the nation’s 372 metropolitan areas, including the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area, according to nonseasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The unemployment rate dropped to 9.9 percent in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro, nonseasonally adjusted, during November. Year over year, the unemployment rate in the area dropped 0.4 percentage points from the 10.3 percent reported in November 2011.
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area fared slightly better than the state of Rhode Island, which posted a 10 percent unemployment rate, nonseasonally adjusted, during the month.
(The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Rhode Island, as previously released by the