Jobless rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 358 of the 387 metropolitan areas, including Providence-Warwick-Fall River which saw its rate drop to 6.8 percent from 8.7 percent, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., in the heart of the Silicon Valley, tops the list by NerdWallet, which ranked 100 of the largest metropolitan areas to come up with its findings. A total of 370 metros were surveyed.
Rhode Island ranked 47th among states and the District of Columbia for a year-over-year loss of 200 construction jobs in March, according to an analysis of U.S. Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.